The last day of the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, Jon and I went on a 6am to 6pm birding trip of Deseret Ranch. This ranch is enormous. We took a bus that drove 200 miles on the ranch. It was amazing, I saw antelope, a moose, jackrabbits and a badger. For lunch we stopped [...]
Monthly Archive for May, 2010
Posted in dove on May 28th, 2010
Mourning Doves are very common in my neighborhood. I love their sad song and the little noises that they make when they fly. They’ve really gotten used to me. This guy is quite at home sitting inside a feeder meant for sparrows.
Now that I have my first house, it’s time to start gardening. I know almost nothing about gardening, but I really like vegetables. I can’t wait to harvest tomatoes and zucchini from the garden. This is where the garden is going to go:
This is the beginning of breeding season for Marsh Wrens. The males are search through the cattails and tules to find the perfect sport for a nest. They establish their territories by singing songs to alert the other males. During this time, if you can actually find the wrens in the reeds, they will usually [...]
Last weekend Jon and I attended the Great Salt Lake Birding Festival. We’re still recovering. There were so many activities and so many birds. I even got to meet Birdchick, who is very nice and had excellent stories. Jon and I attended a tour of the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, a behind the scenes [...]
When we were looking for baby birds, I selected one breeder because she bred white-faced cockatiels. We visited the breeder’s home and the baby was not cuddly and was a little small but he was beautiful! I became concerned, though, after looking at the condition of all the cages. They were filthy. The breeder had [...]
Back to pictures of southern Utah. Can you imagine living in wide open spaces that are surrounded by mountains? I colleague of mine said that when he moved from Salt Lake City to southern California, he felt trapped by all the buildings. The picture below was taken from a parking lot right off the highway.
Trevor is slowly maturing into an adult cockatiel, but at night he still regresses a little. Do you know how children will cry so hard that they develop the hiccups? Trevor has the hiccups at night. It’s not quite a begging noise, but it’s a noise that only a baby would make. . A couple [...]
Salt Lake City has a lot of American Robins. Sitting here typing this with Trevor on my shoulder, I can see the robins flitting around in our backyard. Trevor is slightly alarmed.
Last weekend Jon and I went to Las Vegas, NV to see Conan O’Brien perform at the Palms. Since Las Vegas is six and a half hours from Salt Lake City, we stayed in St. George, which is only four hours away.