January 2016 was a busy month for birds and me, with travels to Farmington Bay and Skull Valley yielding a plethora of beautiful birds. From herons stepping off their nest to the red-headed mergansers fishing together a lot of beauty came to light.
Boat-tailed grackle in Maverick parking lot..
A pair of cuties..
Golden eagle in action
Sandhill cranes at the refuge.
Female common mergansers fishing together.
Red-tailed lift off.
Harrier sneaking by..
Mergansers again - good fishers..
Kestrel showing off it's tail feathers.
Waiting for the right moment..