Antelope Island Chukar on the rocks

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ChukarAntelope Island Chukar on the rocks

Yesterday was gorgeous, a few clouds to break up a solid blue sky, temps that were warm enough to not need a jacket, beautiful light and no lake stink blowing onto the island. It felt like spring, it smelled like spring and it even sounded like spring with all the birds adding to a merry chorus. It was delightful!

Even this Antelope Island Chukar on the rocks seemed to be shrugging off the winter doldrums. Or maybe it was airing out its arm (wing) pits.



  1. Mia McPherson May 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you all for your comments on this Chukar image.

  2. Scott (@NESASK) May 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Wonderful shot, Mia!

  3. eric c11 May 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    wonderfull, it s not easy to get a chukar in this position, and you got it !!
    bravo mia ☺

  4. Wally May 10, 2013 at 8:54 am

    That stretch even made me feel better! Nice capture and wonderful photograph. I’m jealous of your island as it seems to have so many natural perches for your birds to pose on for you! Every bird around here only sits on fence posts and utility lines!

    (I finally found Burrowing Owls nesting! Hope to see babies soon!)

    Have a great weekend!


  5. Lynn Koch May 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful, Mia; and Spring is wonderful. He’s enjoying all the wonderful sunshine, maybe?

  6. Sherry in MT May 10, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Mia, that could be made into a bronze. Great great capture!

  7. Stu May 10, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Perfect Photograph captures all the detail.

  8. judy watson May 10, 2013 at 6:43 am

    That’s just excellent!

  9. Bob Bushell May 10, 2013 at 6:37 am


  10. Susan May 10, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Fantastic Image Mia and it sounds like you are really enjoying the new season:)

  11. Dave Sparks May 10, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I’m glad spring finally arrived in your area. I think you captured the Chukar celebrating … raising it’s wings and giving a silent Chukar shout of hallelujah! Great pose and BG.

  12. Julie Brown May 10, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Very interesting pose, Mia. I like seeing the feathers underneath the wings and the full standing stretch.

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