Pair of Greater Yellowlegs in flight

A pair of Greater Yellowlegs in flightA pair of Greater Yellowlegs in flight – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/3200, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Shorebirds are still migrating through the Salt Lake Valley and Farmington Bay WMA and there have been quite a few Greater Yellowlegs in the area. Typically Greater Yellowlegs are the first shorebirds I see in the spring and also they appear to be among the last to leave during fall migration. Last week I was able to photograph this pair of Greater Yellowlegs on the wing as they flew in to feed in the shallow area of water at the four-way at Farmington Bay.

Speaking of migration… I am migrating my photo galleries from the program I used for years over to galleries on my blog.  So far I have moved Landscapes, Flower and Tree Images and Miscellaneous Images.

gallery-locationThose galleries can be found by clicking the links at the top right of every page. It is going to take lots of work to move the bird, wildlife and photos from my favorite travel locations because there are over 5000 images to place into my new galleries.

You may have also noticed that I changed the look of my blog. That basically came about because something in my old theme broke. I do like this new look though so I am glad I changed it.

It seems like birds aren’t the only ones migrating right now, I suppose in a way I am too.

Life is good but busy!



  1. Utahbooklover November 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I like your new format too. 5,000 images to move will certainly keep you busy. Guess I need to get out more — I have never seen these Yellowlegs before. Nice images!

  2. Elephant's Child November 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Beautiful things – and your image has set my heart soaring with them. Thank you.

  3. Wally November 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Mia, superb photograph! Migration time is a lot of fun down here since each trip seems to bring a surprise.
    Your new blog format is very pleasing to view!
    Good luck with your “image migration”. That’s a lot of work.

  4. Jane Chesebrough November 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Never seen a close-up of Yellowlegs in flight. Their feet are so far back. Congrats on moving the galleries. I am going OUTSIDE now (my refuge) but will check it out soon..

  5. Mia McPherson November 3, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Thanks Patty.

    FrOGS sounds like a wonderful organization.

  6. Patty Chadwick November 3, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Beautiful photo…great composition. We have these birds in the Great Swamp, an amazing place, which has been preserved from development by some wonderfully dedicated, hard working people…I am so thankful to them and proud to be a member of FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp)

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