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Mountain Plovers – Comparing two similar looking species

2017-05-11T11:05:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Birds, Antelope Island State Park, Black-bellied Plovers, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Killdeer, Mountain Plovers, Pinellas County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are a few similar species that occur in Utah and surrounding states that could be confused with Mountain Plovers.

Different plumage phases of Red-breasted Merganser Drakes

2016-12-07T12:12:13+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Categories: Birds, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Red-breasted Mergansers, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Awhile back someone told me that Mergansers don't change their plumage seasonally, which is of course incorrect as all three species of mergansers that live in North America do.

The answer to the Gull and Tern Quiz is…

2016-12-07T12:12:15+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Categories: Birds, Bird ID, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Gulls, Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The majority of you voted for the correct answer: Juvenile Herring Gull, 1st winter Laughing Gull and Royal Tern

Juvenile Red-tailed, Rough-legged, Ferruginous and Swainson’s Hawks

2016-12-07T12:12:15+00:00 January 27th, 2013|Categories: Birds, Antelope Island State Park, Beaverhead County, Centennial Valley, Davis County, Ferruginous Hawks, Montana, Red-tailed Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, Swainson's Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today I thought I would post images of the juvenile Buteos that I see most often in Utah and Montana, they are Red-tailed, Rough-legged, Ferruginous and Swainson's Hawks.