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Steller’s Jay

I don’t like change.  So I’m developing a habit where if I make a change, I make a bunch of changes all at once.  I graduated law school and moved with Jon to California.  I quit my job in California to move to Utah and bought a house with Jon.  Now we’re having a baby […]

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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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I took a break from studying this weekend to go to Red Butte Garden.  I saw a super cute juvenile Western Scrub Jay.  Below I’ve put a picture of an adult on top and the juvenile on the bottom.  Here’s a front view.     Side view.   Another front view to emphasize that the […]

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Bugs

As I mentioned in the previous post, we went back to Heber last weekend.  I saw a lot of birds and a lot of bugs. I brought you dinner     Everyone has bugs for you to eat!     In a variety of sizes.

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Black-billed Magpies

Heber, UT is filled with magpies.  I love them so much.  This picture of one strutting shows the essence of a magpie.   Juvenile magpies are the biggest babies.  They look just the adults except they go around begging for food.  It always amuses me to see parents patiently feeding juveniles that they know full […]

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Western Scrub Jay

I’m having the same reaction this fall that I’ve had since living in Utah where I can’t be excited about fall because it means all the birds leave and I’m left living in a cold place devoid of interesting birds.  I’m especially concerned this year because I’m addicted to biking and running to work and […]

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 I finally made it Mirror Lake this summer.  We arrived around 1:00pm yesterday with a picnic lunch.  Just as we were finishing lunch the sky opened up and the heavens poured down.  It’s been such a strange summer because it usually never rains in Utah, and all the rain seems to occur during the weekend. […]

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Steller Jay

Last week I went to California and I rented the Nikon 500mm f/4 lens through borrowlenses.com.  This lens is amazing!  I rushed to Golden Gate Park to take pictures and within two minutes, I had fantastic shots of a Steller Jay. Do you see how fine the edges of the feathers are?  You can’t get […]

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The Clark’s Nutcracker

I love going to Mirror Lake.  It’s such a beautiful spot for a picnic. Both times we visited I saw Clark’s Nutcrackers. Nutcrackers eat the seeds of pine trees, which explains why half of my pictures have him on top of pine trees. You would not believe how loud this guy is.  I thought it […]

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Black-billed Magpies

There is one place in Utah where I have without fail always seen at least one Black-billed Magpie: Red Butte Garden. They like the trees and I think they prefer the higher elevations. In the past week, the magpies have been hanging out in my neighborhood.  This guy was peeling the pain off of my […]

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