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Great-horned Owl

I’ve developed a nice ability to find owls really easily.  I wish I had the same skill with grouses, but alas.  Last weekend I was at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island trying to find the last of the migrants when I felt like I was being watched.  It was this guy.   I got a […]

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Barn Owl at Farmington Bay

I was taking pictures of Coots at Farmington Bay when I saw what looked like a fluffy red top on a pole, I focused in.  Once you view it through the 500mm, it’s clear that I was viewing a Barn Owl.       She is really beautiful, especially in flight:       This […]

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Barn Owl

Do you know that I have some coworkers who have lived in Utah for years and have never visited Antelope Island?  I don’t know what’s wrong with them either.  They’ve probably never even seen a Barn Owl.     This was my best experience seeing them yet because they’re usually in the trailer.  This time […]

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Happy New Year

One of the first things that we did after moving to Utah was visit Antelope Island.  This year Jon and I are starting an annual tradition of returning to Antelope Island for New Year’s Eve. The weather has been unseasonably warm lately so it was a balmy 32 degrees on the island yesterday.  We had […]

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Barred Owl

Last week Jon and I travelled to South Carolina and Georgia to visit relatives.  I saw a ton of birds, including at least three new species.  I visited several parks and learned that the park system on the east coast is amazing.  They have defined walkways with all sorts of bridges and trail markers, public […]

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Great-horned Owl

Back in May, several of the tours of Antelope Island included a look at Great-horned Owl babies.  They’re extra adorable with all that fuzz. Mom was watching from nearby. It was a great opportunity to see her legs.  First off, she’s wearing a lovely set of pants.  Second, check out those serious claws.  She could […]

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Burrowing Owl

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we saw Burrowing Owls on a birding trip at Antelope Island. During that trip we also saw buffalo, a porcupine, antelope and a coyote.  Jon took the most awesome picture of the coyote passing in front of an antelope. This was one of those trips where you need […]

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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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Great-horned Owl

I went to Farmington Bay this morning.  I’m tromping around in the trees searching for nests because I’m seeing robins standing with food in their mouths. When I hear a commotion in one tree.  So I look more closely in the tree and I see this: BABY OWL!  Baby owl, BABY OWL!!!  He flew to […]

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Long-eared Owl

On the second to last day of the Great Salt Lake Birding Festival, we did a four hour owling trip on Antelope Island.  Many birding activities can be done on your own, but the task of looking for owls greatly benefits from having a guide.  The guides know where the owls nest on the island […]

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