breeding plumage

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White-faced Ibis in Breeding and Nonbreeding Plumage

2018-05-19T05:20:55+00:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah, White-faced Ibises|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In just a few weeks the White-faced Ibis that are in breeding plumage right now will begin to molt into their nonbreeding plumage and I thought this might be a good time to show some of the differences.

Male American Goldfinch in Breeding Plumage – Small in the Frame

2018-05-11T05:44:40+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: American Goldfinches, Little Emigration Canyon, Summit County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Imagine a bird whose bright yellow feathers rival the rays of the sun then add a black forehead, ebony eyes, black and white wings and you have a male American Goldfinch in breeding plumage. Feathered sunshine.

Foraging American Avocets in Breeding Plumage

2018-04-30T06:46:34+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: American Avocets, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Eight days ago it was sunny and bright and I was out having fun photographing a pair of foraging American Avocets in breeding plumage at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in northern Utah.

Photographing Yellow-rumped Warblers in Cluttered and Clean Habitats

2018-04-29T05:46:47+00:00April 29th, 2018|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Box Elder County, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Utah, Yellow-rumped Warblers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to small birds like Yellow-rumped Warblers I prefer photographing them in clean habitats over cluttered habitats because the small birds stand out better when the background isn't so messy.