/Tag: midges

Cruddy Light, Cloudy Skies Plus a Red-tailed Hawk

2018-03-26T07:30:29+00:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Box Elder County, Red-tailed Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I would have been totally skunked yesterday if I hadn't spotted the top of this Red-tailed Hawk's head and some wing movement where it was buried in a sagebrush next to a hillside.

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.

Midge Swarms – Messy & Annoying But An Important Food Source For Many Birds

2017-04-27T11:14:22+00:00March 19th, 2017|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Midges, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I have complained about the midges in this post because they are messy and annoying but one thing that I feel is critical to mention is that these midges are an important food source for the birds that live and breed at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.