Shorebirds Are On The Move – Fall Migration

2017-08-10T04:57:29+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Shorebirds begin their fall migration early and for those of us who live in the Great Salt Lake ecosystem that means looking for them in the marshes around the lake and on the lake itself.

Teetering Spotted Sandpiper at Bear River MBR

2017-05-05T05:14:26+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Spotted Sandpipers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The movement and bird that caught my eye was a Spotted Sandpiper teetering on a rock right next to the water. I adore Spotted Sandpipers so I just had to take images of the butt bouncing bird.

Long-billed Curlews – The Candlestick Birds

2017-03-29T05:21:48+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Davis County, Long-billed Curlews, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I saw quite a few Long-billed Curlews yesterday wandering in the spring grasses and this time I was able to get nice images of them. Nicknames for Long-billed Curlews include "sicklebird" and "candlestick bird."