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Comparing Common Gallinules and American Coots

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Birds, American Coots, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Box Elder County, Common Gallinules, Florida, Lake Carillon, Pinellas County, Roosevelt Wetlands, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Common Gallinules and American Coots are both from the Rallidae family and there are some similarities in their appearance, for instance both have a triangular bill with a frontal shield at the top.

Late Migrating American Avocets in Utah

November 12th, 2016|Categories: Birds, American Avocets, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most of the American Avocets have migrated away from northern Utah but most years we can have a few stragglers that haven't migrated by this time of the year

Solitary Sandpiper at Bear River MBR – Not All Range Maps Are The Same

August 21st, 2016|Categories: Birds, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Box Elder County, Solitary Sandpipers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I photographed this Solitary Sandpiper two days ago at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and saw several more and I also photographed a pair of them the week before.