Wing flapping Red-breasted Merganser – Taken at Farmington Bay WMA in 2010
Two days ago I saw several rafts of Red-breasted Mergansers at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and that excited me because I like to photograph them but the ones I saw weren’t too cooperative and flew away rather quickly.
Red-breasted Mergansers do not breed in Utah, they breed much further north in Alaska, across northern Canada to New Newfoundland and the Great Lakes of Michigan, but they do migrate through this area. I hope I have plenty of opportunities to photograph them at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Farmington Bay WMA and closer to home at some local ponds during fall and spring migration.
I really don’t have much to say this morning because I feel extremely disappointed and dumbfounded about the defendants being found not guilty in the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. I am angry that these extremists took over OUR refuge, held it hostage for weeks and I feel that justice was not served. I hope that justice will be served in Nevada.