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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Bald Eagle

Utah has a stark beauty in the winter.  An eagle can improve the scenery a little, though.

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Preggo

I haven’t said anything because I wanted to wait until everything seemed safe, but guess what?  I’m pregnant with a girl.  Maybe someday she’ll even read this post.  I cannot wait to see you little one!  I’ve been feeling her kick for a few weeks now.  It’s weird at first to feel movement inside you […]

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Song Sparrow

Song Sparrows are in Utah year round.  They can be a little hard to identify, especially from the side.     From straight on, you can make out the mutton chops and a spot that is often terms the breast spot.  They don’t all have it, though.  The first one is lacking the spot, the […]

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Teddy Roosevelt Gets Fixed

Poor Teddy Roosevelt was fixed this week and had to wear a cone of shame.  I didn’t take any pictures because he was truly embarrassed by having to wear it.  He wouldn’t even eat cheese for the first day.  Shame seems like a really sophisticated emotion and I’m surprised that some people don’t think that […]

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White-crowned Sparrow

I can usually expect to hear the little chips of White-crowned Sparrows in the winter.  I see them during the summer, but they’re not as common.  I can always find them in the winter on barbed wire.   Someone at Farmington Bay scattered seeds on the ground, which made for a nice photo opportunity.  The […]

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In winter the blackbirds congregate in trees.  At Farmington Bay, the last house before the Waterfowl Management Area has a huge tree that is always filled with blackbirds.  I took the first picture yesterday.  You can really see the difference in the sky in this picture with no inversion versus the subsequent pictures from a […]

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Juvenile Red-tailed Hawks

Red-tailed Hawks are so beautiful.  This is a juvenile.  From what I can tell, the easiest way to distinguish between the adult and the juvenile is that the juvenile has more reddish streaks on the chest and whiter tail feathers.  But for all these rules I found identifications that violate the rule.  I hope the […]

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Year of 2013 In Review

It’s that time again! 1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? I went to China!  I never imagined that China could be such a bird haven.  The trip made me even more of a crazy environmentalist.  It’s hard to comprehend how much humans can destroy their habitat with pollution. 2. […]

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