/Tag: cattails

American Coots & Canada Geese In A Winter Snow Storm

2018-12-03T05:34:28+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: American Coots, Birds, Canada Geese, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Neither of these images will knock anyone's socks off but for me they show these coots and geese in the snow storm and the harsh conditions they live in, just birds being birds.

November Marsh Wren at Farmington Bay WMA

2017-11-02T05:40:14+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Marsh Wrens, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

While looking for an image in my archives I came across this photo of a Marsh Wren making a funny face while doing the splits on some cattails at Farmington Bay WMA and wanted to share it.

Towhees, Warblers, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers – Oh My!

2017-09-26T05:31:10+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Common Yellowthroats, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Spotted Towhees, Utah, Yellow Warblers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has been a long time since I have had such a birdy day and the towhees, warblers, kinglets, gnatcatchers and the rest of the birds that I saw thrilled me all morning long.

Comparing Common Gallinules and American Coots

2017-02-21T06:30:35+00:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: American Coots, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Common Gallinules, Florida, Lake Carillon, Pinellas County, Roosevelt Wetlands, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Common Gallinules and American Coots are both from the Rallidae family and there are some similarities in their appearance, for instance both have a triangular bill with a frontal shield at the top.