Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bear River

Some pictures from today:

Not from Bear River, but earlier in the day on way home from Antelope Island:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Photo Contest

Bear River Wild Bird Refuge hosts a photo contest for pictures taken at the refuge.  The following were all selected as 3rd place in their respective categories:

Bird Life:

Other Wildlife:

Creative Nature:

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunset 1 Dec

I had to remind myself to stop running when looking up at the sunset last night. I didn't want to trip and break my finger again.

 This picture was taken about 15 minutes after one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen.  It was still spectacular.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tracy Aviary

After a wonderful lunch in SLC, we went to Tracy Aviary to see more birds.

Andy the Andean Condor.  He was one big bird!  He started out perched on a log at ground level, then decided to hop/fly to a higher vantage point to check us out.  


I think this was a saffron warbler:

Baby flamingo:

Some adults:

Scarlet Ibis:

Bear River

It was a day of perseverance.  I wanted to show off Bear River Wild Bird Refuge to Rita and see the swans which have started to arrive in mass.  Only, we couldn't find any.  Saw lots of coots, duck and grebes, as well as some harriers, hawks and even golden eagles.

Pied-bill grebe:

Finally, I found a dirt road that is normally closed and we found where the swans were hiding in a resting area way to the north of the refuge!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


 It looks like a recent upgrade to my Nik software now has options for making photos look like vintage cameras.  This could be interesting...