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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.

Male Belted Kingfisher at Farmington Bay WMA

November 4th, 2016|Categories: Birds, Belted Kingfishers, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I wasn't expecting to see a handsome male Belted Kingfisher at Farmington Bay WMA yesterday but that is exactly what happened and I was able to get some nice photos of him too.

Photographing Short-eared Owls – From Chicks to Adults

October 26th, 2016|Categories: Birds, Beaverhead County, Box Elder County, Centennial Valley, Montana, Short-eared Owls, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year was exceptional for photographing Short-eared Owls in Utah, Idaho and Montana and being able to see them in all the stages of their growth.