/Tag: waterfowl

Tundra Swans Of Bear River MBR On The Wing

2018-03-26T05:59:33+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Tundra Swans, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Seeing a few flocks of Tundra Swans in flight two days in northern Utah was a reminder that these big, white swans have already begun their migration to their breeding grounds on the tundra of northern Canada and Alaska.

Drake Lesser Scaup in Salt Lake County

2018-03-13T06:02:24+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Lesser Scaups, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The drake Lesser Scaup did come in close enough to be able to take a few images of it where it almost filled the frame before a man and his dog walked by and caused the scaup to make a hasty retreat to the middle of the pond.

Resting Canada Goose Close Up In Salt Lake County

2018-03-06T05:18:24+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Canada Geese, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yesterday while photographing the birds at my local pond this resting Canada Goose caught my eye because of the bright blue water behind it and the great view I had of the eye of the goose while it had its bill tucked under its feathers.

Drake Redhead Flapping His Wings On a February Afternoon

2018-02-22T06:34:19+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Birds, Redheads, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've been seeing Redheads at my local pond over the winter but most of the time they have stayed on the other side of the pond so having this one up a bit closer and flapping his wings was a delight.