The day started with 4 to 6 inches of snow on the ground which quickly disappeared as it warmed up to a whomping 46! Murph and I had been home long enough so we took a little trip starting at Timpie Springs, then to Horseshoe Springs and down to Terra, over the mountains and back up the Mormon Trail to home. Lots of birds at Timpie and Horseshoe with the white pelicans being at Timpie. We were greeted by a GBH at Horseshoe and then sat and watched the Black-necked Stilts and Avocets play with a couple of Willets dropping by. On the way home a Red-tailed Hawk sat while I took his portrait.
Just like Winter!
White Pelicans are slow but fluid flyers.
Classic Avocet posture
The GBH flew into the wind slowly and quite close to the ground.
Avocets and Stilts
Willets dropped in.
Water wash in the mud
Patterns in the sand