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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

Bad Bird

So two nights ago I was taking pictures of the cockatiels for the Listerine post. And it’s pretty hard to get the perfect picture because Trevor makes the other cockatiels run out of the way when he comes barreling through.  Although in this picture, he’s hiding behind the Listerine bottle and making the most adorable […]

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Listerine for Cockatiels

I get a lot of visitors to this website who are searching for different types of birds.  You can see in the list below that someone arrived by searching for types of sparrows.  And yet again, someone was probably disappointed when they were searching for a Tyson vending machine and came upon my ridiculous post […]

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Peregrine Falcons

Peregrine Falcons have been nesting on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building pretty consistently for the last few years. Last year they moved the nest box because they were working on the windows. But this year the falcons came back! Here’s the box: Those black spots in the box are webcams, which you can view here. […]

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Cows

The land around Patagonia Lake has grazing cows. They’re very pretty cows even if they do seem out of place in such beautiful scenery.   Apparently the cow below is a very common type of cow. But all I could see is a cow with a Scream mask on. I guess this is what happens […]

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Great-blue Herons

In Arizona I captured herons creating a rookery. We saw them on the last day of our trip.  Our guide, Matt Brown was trying to get us pictures of the Zone-tailed Hawk.  I think we’re different from typical birders because while I was excited about the hawk, I was more interested in these fantastic pictures […]

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Canyon Wren

I have seen a lot of wrens in my life.  Marsh Wrens are the most common in Utah.  I’ve seen Rock Wrens in the desert, Bewick’s Wrens in California and Carolina Wrens in South Carolina and Georgia.  In Arizona I saw Canyon Wrens.   They have the same spotted feathers on their backs as the […]

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Meadowlarks

Meadowlarks are wonderful creatures.  If you haven’t seen one before get yourself to some grassland now!  It should like this: photo by Jon Can you see the meadowlark in the middle of the fence?  You can usually spot a meadowlark on some kind of perch in the grasslands.  The photo was taken in Arizona, where […]

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Phainopepla

I’ve been saving this Arizona bird because he’s gorgeous. Even the female Phainopepla is pretty! Look at her red eye. They reaaaly like berries.  So much so, in fact, that they will eat 1,100 mistletoe berries in one day.  The first place we saw these guys was at Patagonia Lake.  The males are everywhere.  They […]

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Great-horned Owl

I went to Farmington Bay this morning.  I’m tromping around in the trees searching for nests because I’m seeing robins standing with food in their mouths. When I hear a commotion in one tree.  So I look more closely in the tree and I see this: BABY OWL!  Baby owl, BABY OWL!!!  He flew to […]

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Lazuli Buntings

Yesterday I had a fantastic time at the Red Butte Garden. Usually I do a small circuit around the pond and the bushes near the entrance because they contain quails, but this time I ventured in the mountains. The trails were gorgeous.  I’m not sure what the yellow flowers are below.  They might be yellow […]

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