/Mia McPherson

About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.

Juvenile Barn Swallow Portraits

2018-08-18T05:15:54+00:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Barn Swallows, Birds, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Portraits, Utah, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I'd driven up into a Wasatch Mountain canyon and was waiting for the sun to rise over the mountains when I spotted several juvenile Barn Swallows perched on a fence right next to the road in lovely morning light.

Lazuli Bunting Juvenile Perched On A Serviceberry

2018-08-17T05:24:10+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Lazuli Buntings, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Utah, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Even though the sun was high I couldn't resist photographing a juvenile Lazuli Bunting that flew in and perched on a Utah Serviceberry branch because to my eye the setting was both enchanting and very appealing.

Warbling Vireo About To Lift Off – A Vireo Photo I’m Happy With

2018-08-16T05:07:48+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Utah, Warbling Vireos, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , |

I could wish that the Warbling Vireo had hung around longer so that I could have taken many more images of it but I'm thrilled that I was able to take any photos of the bird at all. My determination to obtain better photos of this species paid off yesterday.

Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly Photos From The Wasatch Mountains

2018-08-15T06:19:34+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Colorado Hairstreak Butterflies, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Utah, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I was photographing birds when I spotted a hairstreak butterfly land right in front of me and took some images of it, I didn't know at the time it was a Colorado Hairstreak butterfly, I found that out later after I got home.