Definitive Alternate 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.

American White Pelican in Definitive Alternate Plumage aka Breeding Plumage

2018-04-23T06:41:10+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday was my first opportunity this year to be able to take quality images of American White Pelicans in Definitive Alternate Plumage or as it is better known, breeding plumage.

Photographing American Wigeon Drakes in Afternoon and Low Light

2018-01-19T05:56:49+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: American Wigeons, Birds, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I like how both these two American Wigeon photos turned out even though they were taken in different lighting conditions, they are both pleasing to my eye.

Ring-billed Gull In Earlier Than Normal Definitive Alternate Plumage

2017-01-20T07:37:56+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Ring-billed Gulls, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I start seeing some Ring-billed Gulls in breeding/Definitive Alternate Plumage in February but I sure didn't expect to see this one on the third day of January, I was quite surprised by it.