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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.

Adult Cedar Waxwing Photographed From A Distance

2018-06-19T05:52:28+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Cedar Waxwings, Little Emigration Canyon, Summit County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Even though this adult Cedar Waxwing is small in the frame because I photographed it from quite a distance it is one of my favorite images taken in the Wasatch Mountains four days ago.

Photographing a Barn Swallow in the Wasatch Mountains with my Mom

2018-06-18T06:33:17+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Barn Swallows, Birds, Little Emigration Canyon, Summit County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

While these Barn Swallow photos aren't million dollar shots the experiences I shared with my mother while we photographed this bird together are worth everything to me.

Aspen Eyes – Where Trees Appear To Gaze At The World Around Them

2018-06-17T07:47:46+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: Clark County, Idaho, Summit County, Targhee National Forest, Trees, Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When I am photographing in forests that contain Aspens I often feel like I am being watched, not in a spooky or supernatural kind of way, but more in a humorous way because Aspens often have eyes.

Blooming Showy Milkweed at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

2018-06-16T05:28:43+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Utah, Wildflowers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Showy Milkweeds are an important source of nectar for butterflies, especially Monarch Butterflies who not only use them as a nectar source but also use them for laying their eggs on and as a larval host.