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Monthly Archive for June, 2013

In one day in Heber I saw four different species of babies.  One of them was the Black-capped Chickadee.  Here’s the parent looking pretty good for all the work that’s required in feeding a baby.     And here’s the parent feeding a very hungry baby.     This baby looked exactly like the parent […]

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Sandhill Cranes

I really lucked out when it came to Sandhill Cranes in Heber last weekend.  I saw two different sets of parents: the first with one chick and the second with two chicks.  The second set weren’t worried about me being close at all.  Also, Jon would like you to know that these close up pictures […]

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Baby Robins

This weekend we took a mini vacation and stayed overnight at Homestead Resort in Heber, UT.  Homestead was very nice, although it was nuts because a lot of families stay there and they were hosting this insane race.  But the property has a lot of trees and houses tons of babies.  The babies I want […]

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Flowers

Last weekend Jon and I took our friends and their daughter G to Farmington Bay so I could teach her about birds.  G is possibly the cutest little girl to ever exist.     I’m not sure how much she enjoyed the birds, but she was really excited about the flowers.  At G’s request I […]

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Sometimes Birds Are Like Cats

In college my roommate had a cat.  Like any cat, when I studied he would try to lay on my book or swat at my pen.  Stonewall also dislikes it when I study.  He wants my attention when I’m coding.   I’m glad that we let his flight feathers grow out because he’s much better […]

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Black-necked Stilts

I made it back to Farmington Bay this week.  I’m not sure what was happening with the babies.  There were no eggs around and no fuzzy babies.  Juveniles are olive colored so even if they grew crazy fast, I’d be able to tell the difference.  You can almost make out their red eyes in these pictures. […]

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White-capped Redstart

Here’s another repeat species: the White-capped Redstart.  I previously wrote about the Plumbeous Redstart.  The White-capped Redstart has the same overall shape, but I think he’s cuter.       He spends his day flicking his tail up and down while standing on rocks.  Here’s his tail at high alert.     Every time we […]

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Kildeer

It’s been almost two years since I talked about Kildeers.  I finally got great shots of those beautiful orange eyes.     They were nesting somewhere in this gravel.  I didn’t search too hard because I could easily step on the eggs.  And the Kildeer pair made quite a show without me getting too close. […]

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Elliot’s Laughing Thrush

I’m going to have to start repeating bird types because there are so many subspecies.  But this one is completely worth it because he doesn’t look like the White-browed Laughingthrush.   The first time I saw them was at the top of Mount Emei.  We saw them after that, at the base of the mountain, […]

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Yellow Cardboard

Trevor is somewhat delusional because he thinks that we can’t see him when he’s on the boing.  He thinks it’s sufficient camouflage.  Conner is a lot more savvy.   Jon had the idea to put up cardboard to enable the birds to hide behind it.  He chose yellow so they would feel especially camauflaged.  At […]

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