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Great Blue Heron With Some White Feathers In Its Dark Crown

2018-10-10T06:15:36+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Great Blue Herons, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The unusually colored feathers of this Great Blue Heron that I photographed on September 24th of this year caught my eyes because it has some white feathers in its crown where normally all the feathers are dark black.

Immature Cedar Waxwing in the Wasatch Mountains

2018-09-27T05:15:50+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Cedar Waxwings, Little Emigration Canyon, Morgan County, Utah, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I've been trying for over a month to get decent images of fledgling and juvenile Cedar Waxwings and hadn't succeeded but yesterday I was able to take a photograph of an immature waxwing that I actually like.

Molting Juvenile Spotted Towhee

2018-09-14T05:21:53+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Little Dutch Hollow, Morgan County, Spotted Towhees, Utah, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This time of the year male and female Spotted Towhees have finished raising their broods and their young are learning how to be on their own but they do look a touch ragged as they molt into their adult plumage.

Adult and Juvenile European Starlings in Fall Plumage

2017-10-25T05:15:26+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Davis County, European Starlings, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have an alternate title for this post which is "Invasive European Starlings perched on invasive Russian Olives" because both the birds in this post and the trees are not native but introduced.