May 18, 2017

American White Pelicans,

"Kennecott Nature Center",

Murray, UT.

 

Personal Web Site

 

Updated: May 26, 2017

 


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This site reflects my current passion for photographing birds.

I have been photographing for over 50 years; and am now retired from a satisfying profession beginning in Biochemistry, and ending in Biomedical Photography.

Below are links to my most recent nature photography. Hopefully you will find as much enjoyment in viewing it as I do in creating it.

 

The photos on this page are changed frequently.

Older posts are found by clicking the rectangular "buttons" on the left side of this text.

Links to older posts for this year are located at the extreme bottom of this page!

 

 

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May 18, 2017

I'm finally back, now with some good birds from various locations!

 

During the 1st week in April, this year, I began photographing Mandarin Ducks seen below:

There were 4 present... 3 males and 1 female at an undisclosed area.

 

Earlier, in May,2015 I had located a Mandarin family there, which I, alone, photographed for over a month.

 

(Click HERE to see the extensive Mandarin Family series from 2015 .)

 

This year, while photographing, I was surprised to see several other photographers.

I asked how they knew about these Mandarin ducks!

Even though they didn't know each other, all had the same answer: "Facebook"!

 

The "Cat" is "out of the bag"!

Over a 3 day period that I tried to work the area that I studied 2 years earler, there were more new faces with huge telephotos... so many people that the birds took off, disappering upstream.

I gave up!

Apparently, the birds occasionally show up over time; but I prefer to leave the location alone.

 

Here are a few of this year's Mandarin ducks from Murray Park!

The 2 males...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the mated pair...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26, 2017

From Big Cottonwood Park East, here are a few new birds...

A Yellow Warbler...

 

 

Yellow Warbler vocalizing...

 

 

Male Western Tanager!

 

 

2nd male Western Tanager

 

 

3rd male Western Tanager in direct sunlight

 

 

Again...

 

 

Finally, a Lark Sparrow!

 

 

A handsome male Bullock's Oriole!

 

He just grabbed a juicy green caterpiller!

 

The caterpiller will be a good source of protein!

 

One final image of the Oriole's dinner!

 

Some late afternoon images below of the male Bullock's Oriole...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final image of Bullock's in Big Cottonwood East Park.

 

I discovered and posted the location of SORAS (several) in the pond!

 

I was successful in showing the birds to several birders over time...

 

I photographed them several days in a row!

 

 

In another post, I'll include a Sora from another location.

 

First of Year male Black headed Grosbeak!

 

 

 

Here we have a female Black headed Grosbeak in late evening...

 

 

I located a Western Wood Pewee (flycatcher) at Big Cottonwood East.

 

 

Again...

 

 

This gorgeous male American Goldfinch was a pleasure to photograph!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this particular Western Tanager was also fun to capture digitally!

 

 

 

Here's a close up of a female Western Tanager...

 

 

 

Again...

 

 

 

Another Black headed Grosbeak on an overcast day...

 

 

 

Again...

 

 

And, finally, a breeding plumage Yellow rumped Warbler!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posts for the year 2016 can be seen by clicking on the links below:

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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

 

JULY-AUGUST

 

MAY-JUNE

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