The shorebirds are making their way back to Utah, this week I saw my first Long-billed Curlews and a large flock of American Avocets on the wing. Other shorebirds aren’t far behind them. Some will stay and nest here and raise their young while others will head further north.
This Greater Yellowlegs was photographed in Florida on its wintering grounds and soon thousands upon thousands of these yellow-legged shorebirds and other shorebird species will head through Utah on their way to their nesting grounds.
I get excited when spring arrives in Utah and the shorebirds return because they were my spark birds, they are what got me into bird photography and I am so very glad they did.
Life is good.