Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

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Rough-legged Hawks Have Returned & Expect Big Changes At Bear River MBR

2018-10-17T06:37:55+00:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: American Pipits, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Red-tailed Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My big excitement yesterday morning was seeing my first, second and third of the year Rough-legged Hawks at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the next thing was seeing all the changes that have happened at the refuge since my last visit.

A Glimpse Into What Could Happen to Bear River MBR With Less Water Flowing Into It

2018-08-23T05:54:41+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Long-billed Dowitchers, Tundra Swans, Utah, Wilson's Phalaropes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Water levels have been dropped in some units at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge for dike maintenance and this made me think of what might happen in the future due to climate change and if more dams are built on the Bear River and how the reduction of water reaching the refuge might be a huge issue

Immature Yellow Warbler Foraging in a Cocklebur at Bear River MBR

2018-08-21T05:25:56+00:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah, Yellow Warblers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This spring and summer I have photographed Yellow Warblers primarily in mountainous riparian habitat so when I spotted one foraging in a Rough Cocklebur two days ago in the marshes at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge I was happy to take photos of it.

Greater Yellowlegs Landing & Lifting Off At Bear River MBR

2018-08-20T05:14:23+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Greater Yellowlegs, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Because of the avocet's determination to chase off this Greater Yellowlegs I was able to photograph it lifting off from the water with water still dripping from its feet and with the shorebird's head framed by its wings.