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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

Pine Grosbeak

Today Jon and I ventured outside of Salt Lake City all the way to the Uinta Mountains.  We went to Mirror Lake because I was on the hunt for some life birds.  Mirror Lake is gorgeous! It’s located about 1.5 hours east of Salt Lake City.  The lake is above 10,000 feet.  We saw snow […]

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Green-tailed Towhee

Back when I lived in California the California Towhees used to wake me up with their chipping on the weekends.  I didn’t take many pictures of them because they were everywhere.  Plus they’re just medium-sized brown birds.  I miss them a little now, although not in the morning.  It turns out that there are several […]

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Paper

Trevor likes to chew things. He was so interested in chewing the paper of Audrey’s cage that he almost did a split. He’s such a sweet bird, no longer a baby but still cuddly at night.  It’s funny how much he dislikes being touched by humans except sometimes before bedtime.  You can also persuade him […]

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Yellow-eyed Junco

Last weekend I hiked a trail up in Big Cottonwood called Willow Trail. Although it’s near Solitude, the trail wasn’t very busy because it starts off very steep and doesn’t have a nice boardwalk for people to stroll.  But it’s just as beautiful as the Silver Lake trail with gorgeous views.  There’s still snow on […]

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Osprey

Heber City is the only place I have consistently found Ospreys.  Have you seen an Osprey before?  They’re big birds. They hunt for fish in the rivers. I tried to get a picture of one diving, but this is all I managed to capture. When we went to Heber a few weeks ago, I saw […]

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Bottles

Audrey has a bookshelf that is all his own.  When the other birds fly to it I put them back on their cage. Audrey needs his own space because when he’s on the common cages the other birds chase him around.  I did allow Conner in Audrey’s space briefly, though, because they like to get […]

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Barn Owl

Back during the Great Salt Lake Birding Festival, we took an owl tour on Antelope Island where in one night we saw Great-horned Owls, Burrowing Owls and Barn Owls. I don’t want to bore you with the Great-horned Owls since I already posted about them recently.  So I’ll show you the Barn Owls.  The babies […]

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Gambel’s Quail

I believe I’ve mentioned a few times before that I love quails.  Whenever we talk about moving to a different house in Salt Lake City, I want to know if the yard is big enough to plant shrubby bushes for quails.  In fact, I was completely ecstatic the other day because I saw two quails […]

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The July Garden

The garden is doing very well this year.  There are grapes on the trellis.  Last year they didn’t grow large enough to produce fruit because I didn’t use enough water.  I’m watering them more this year, but I think they’re more for the birds than me. The raised beds have plants that are exploding.  The […]

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Yellow Warbler

Yesterday we went to my favorite birding spot in Heber City.  The water levels are incredibly high because we’ve gotten so much rain this year. The trails were a bit wet, especially towards the end of the trail. But what I want to show you today is quite fantastic.  First we’ll start with a great […]

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