Bear River Refuge – June 2019

Saturday June 29, 2019

I left early (5:00 a.m.) in the morning to visit the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. I was seduced by baby avocet pictures on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BearRiverMBR/ There were so very many birds, it was awesome.

I ended up making the circle twice and I’m very happy I did. It was on the second loop that I finally spotted one of these cute youngsters.
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It was on the second loop that I also got a good look at one of my favorite birds: Wilson’s phalerope.
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American white pelicans in flight
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Great blue heron
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Cliff swallows
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Preening American white pelican
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White faced ibis
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Black crowned night heron
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Black necked stilt
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Snowy egret showing off his clown feet
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Forster’s tern in flight
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One of my personal photography goals is to catch the aquamarine color of the Double crested cormorant’s eyes. Here, I’m getting closer to the picture I want.
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I got home by 12:30 and went back to the work of recreating my office into more of a studio for my work in photos and paper. — Jenny

Birdlist

  1. Red tailed hawk
  2. Franklin’s gulls
  3. Cliff swallows
  4. Western meadowlarks
  5. Common ravens
  6. American crows
  7. Swainson’s hawk
  8. Savannah sparrow
  9. Red winged blackbirds
  10. American kestrels
  11. Barn swallows
  12. Killdeer
  13. California gulls
  14. American white pelicans
  15. American avocets
  16. White faced ibis
  17. Western kingbirds
  18. Northern harriers
  19. Grasshopper sparrows
  20. Ring necked pheasants
  21. Gadwalls
  22. Great blue herons
  23. Mallards
  24. Eastern kingbirds
  25. Forster’s terns
  26. Marsh wrens
  27. Yellow headed blackbirds
  28. Great horned owls
  29. Pied billed grebes
  30. Clark’s grebe
  31. Brown headed cowbirds
  32. Cinnamon teals
  33. Snowy egrets
  34. Northern shovelers
  35. Long billed curlews
  36. American coots
  37. Black necked stilts
  38. Northern pintails
  39. Western grebes
  40. Double crested cormorants
  41. Redheads
  42. Ruddy ducks
  43. Canada geese
  44. House sparrows
  45. Wilson’s phaleropes
  46. American robins
  47. Sandhill cranes
  48. Black billed magpies

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