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Cooper’s Hawk & European Starling Encounter

2018-12-10T12:56:43+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Cooper’s Hawks, European Starlings, Lee Kay Ponds, Morgan County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Then the noise suddenly stopped and I saw the silhouette of a European Starling fly out of the tree with the Cooper's Hawk hot on its tail, literally.

Portrait Of A Winter Ring-billed Gull With Snow On Its Bill

2018-12-08T05:28:16+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Gulls, Ring-billed Gulls, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I'm not sure how this Ring-bill Gull got the snow on its bill but when I looked through my viewfinder I liked all of fine details I had in the snow, the bill and the white plumage of the gull and I felt I had to take photos of it.

Charging American Coot Portrait – Communicating By Posture

2018-11-16T05:50:49+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: American Coots, Birds, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I photographed this American Coot in February when parts of my local pond were frozen which caused a restriction in the space where the coots, ducks, geese and grebes could feed and there were many territorial squabbles to photograph.