Monday, November 12, 2018

Invasion!

Cedar waxwings are moving through, look for them around the trees with berries in them. I was up in Ogden yesterday and one of the party pointed them out - I had my head in the camera doing some photos of people.
Beautiful birds..


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Refuge Wednesday

I had a chance to go out to the refuge again today so away I went..saw my first bald eagle of the season and had a great walk on a new dike..
Enjoy..

Kestrel leaving us behind..


A hawk that looks like a red-tailed but had rough-legged pantaloons....?? And what is it doing in the water???


Another Monet painting..



The green pollen was being blown by the breeze and bending around the plants in its way..


Big sky country..



Little bird looks like some kind of lark - will check..
Update: Looks like it is an American Pipit, a rather common bird in the non-breeding seasons.


Island in the sky..


Vastness..


A bald eagle, the first of this season, and a red-tailed play in the sky




Little varmints footprints..


Watershed - looks like desert sands..


And the ubiquitous Greater Yellowlegs..



Monday, November 5, 2018

Refuge Monday

Another beautiful cool sunny day so off to bird land I went. Although if no birds there is always beauty to capture. Today there was both.
Enjoy!

Sunlight on fall grass..


Western Screech Owl - hiding out


Almost looks Aisan..


Love the Cottonwood leaves in the fall..


Did you ever have a day where you felt like this?


Monet!...


Juvenile Swamp Chicken -


A flock of meadowlarks showed up - probably on their way to winter grounds.  No singing....


He was strutting around in a place where there was no hunting allowed...smart guy!


Lot of red, fuchsia, whatever color it is..


 The seasons first Rough-legged Hawk, down from Alaska to spend the winter.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Refuge Friday

A sunny morning at the refuge made it a perfect day to play.  I had a tennis ball with me so Molly retrieved and retrieved until I could easily see she was tiring out.
Lots of ducks, a few herons, a couple of Harriers, both Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Avocets, sea gulls, etc......
Enjoy!

 Pintails feeding in the shallows..


A Great Blue, non-breeding Avocets, Seagulls and lesser Yellowlegs (flying)


Greater Yellowlegs


Lesser Yellowlegs


A view from the top of Goose Egg hill looking southwest.


Fall grasses highlighted by the sun..


Many ways to go duck hunting in the shallow waters..


Swamp sparrow watching us closely..


Loner..


Molly working hard.


Sea gulls make good practice sessions for panning..



Fall hills and clouds..


A bit bedraggled?


Time to leave...


Gorgeous mallards putzing along...



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Refuge Wednesday

A gorgeous day to be out in the wilds..the colors of the grass and trees, sky, water and a few birds to liven things up!

Yellowlegs, Avocets and Stilts hanging out together


Adult male Harrier hunting.


Green stuff everywhere on the water..


Snowy Egret..


Grasses dressed for fall..


Coot (aka Swamp Chickens) and Gull..


Western Grebe pretending to sleep..