Bear River National Wildlife Refuge

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Crappy Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron in Flight Photo

2018-07-21T07:22:21+00:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Black-crowned Night Herons, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've taken my share of crappy photos during the time I have been focused on photographing birds but this photo of a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron crapping in flight may be the crappiest of them all.

Snowy Plovers – Photographed in the West and East

2018-07-04T05:27:14+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Snowy Plovers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is always nice to be able to point out a lifer bird to someone else and that is what I did on June 25th after I spotted a tiny Snowy Plover at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge foraging in the mud.

With Midges Emerging Will Swallows Arrive Soon?

2018-02-18T06:26:07+00:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: Barn Swallows, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Clark County, Cliff Swallows, Idaho, Little Emigration Canyon, Modoc Creek, Morgan County, Targhee National Forest, Tree Swallows, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

That one midge I saw in the restroom at Bear River MBR did cause me to wonder if the swallows will show up early this year in northern Utah or will the predicted cooler weather cause them arrive at their normal time.

Growing Tired of the Winter That Wasn’t & Looking Forward To Spring

2018-02-09T06:26:34+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Black-necked Stilts, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I look up at the tops of the Wasatch, Oquirrh, Stansbury and Promontory mountain ranges and they look more like late April or May than they do on a normal winter because there is just so little snow up there.