Chukar on a bright winter day

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Chukar on a bright winter dayChukar on a bright winter day

The weather forecast for today isn’t as bright as it was on the day last January when I photographed this Chukar walking across a field of fresh snow instead the forecast for today is rather dreary. There won’t be any sparkles on the snow currently on the ground because; well, it doesn’t look like the sun will break through the clouds.

The morning I photographed this Chukar was clear and finger-numbing cold as the Chukars were out and about foraging for any seeds they could find on Antelope Island State Park in the bright sunshine. I laughed quite often because the Chukars would break through the thin crust that had formed overnight on the snow and would be chest deep in the white stuff.



  1. Sonja Ross January 8, 2014 at 2:59 am

    I can imagine the fun!

  2. Lois Bryan January 7, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    oh what a beauty … AND … I see snow-sparkles!!!!!!

  3. Utahbooklover January 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Great photo Mia. I didn’t see much sun today either but sure glad to have missed the extreme low temps in the east, mid-west and south-east.

  4. Montanagirl January 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    That’s a gorgeous photo.

  5. Elephant's Child January 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I do love it when you and/or Ron give me a Beagle Boy to start my day on. Enchanting birds – and echoing Patty’s concern for their future.

  6. Patty Chadwick January 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

    That’s quite a stride! Love the color and patterns on these birds, especially beautiful against the white snow…I hope he and his friends find enough food this winter…

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