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March is Bad for Birding

You know what’s hard?  Birding when you’re 32 weeks pregnant.  Getting out of the car is the hardest part.  I’m close to buying a Prius and I’m trying to decide between the regular one and the V.  The regular one is quieter, but it’s so damn uncomfortable right now.  The V has a lot more […]

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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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Red-winged Blackbird

I’m so tired of having too much work and taking classes.  I have finals in three weeks and I can’t wait just to have a few weeks of relaxation.  I also can’t wait to go birding.  These blackbird pictures were taken last summer.  This blackbird wants you to know that he is waterfowl.   The […]

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Bon Jovi

Have you ever noticed how Yellow-headed Blackbirds resemble Bon Jovi?         What do you think?  

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Yellow-headed Blackbird

I finally took a day off from work for Memorial Day. Usually I still work on holidays.  And since I turned my homework in yesterday, I used today to bird.       I love Yellow-headed Blackbirds.  They show up every spring and start singing in the grass.   I found a video on YouTube […]

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Yellow-headed Blackbird

One of the telltale signs of spring is the return of blackbirds.  Yellow-headed Blackbirds are one of my favorites.  I saw the first one on April 30.  I probably could have seen one earlier, but there was a gap between my Farmington Bay trips. In the month that I didn’t visit Farmington Bay it went […]

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Red-Winged Blackbirds

Last weekend I headed out to Farmington Bay for a birding trip.  Things have been so crazy at work and I really needed to take a weekend off.  My previous trip to Farmington Bay was on 12/19/10 and it’s amazing what a difference a few weeks make.  It went from being very wet with plenty […]

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In Farmington Bay, it would be a mistake to only look in the water for birds. Although you can find many birds in the water, including the occasional Yellow-Headed Blackbird, the real action is in the grass This is a male Yellow-Headed Blackbird.  Check out his song, it sounds to me like a collision of […]

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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 […]

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Marshes in Draper, UT

Draper, UT has a small bit of marshland that is very popular with the birds.  It’s in the middle of a residential area, so it serves as a nice area for people to walk and there’s even a small pond for fishing.

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