Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Male Western Grebe is Taking Break from Feeding His Young Ones




The Western Grebes can run or walk on water but I have never seen how they rush on water making a lot of splashes. This male Grebe sometimes took a break from feeding his young ones and rushed forward and back on water for a few times. 







Sometimes the Grebe was running on water







Photographing the Grebe rushing on water was a challenge.  He was so fast that sometimes my camera had a difficult time to keep the bird in focus.  Fortunately, the Grebe did this kind of exercise a few times and I was blessed with a few sharp photographs.

Generally, life is good!







Thursday, September 17, 2020

In the Wasatch Mountains - IV.




This Northern Flicker was the only bird I photographed this morning in the Wasatch mountains and I was happy that he stayed for a few seconds on the dead tree letting me to take a few photos.

I didn't see before Northern Flickers in the mountains, not on the trails I usually hike and meeting this bird was a morning blessing. 







Autumn already arrived in the Wasatch mountains and the trees slowly are dressing in vibrant festive colors.  In the valley it's still summer.
 







This Black-chinned Hummingbird I photographed in July.  The Hummingbirds already left the Wasatch mountains and this morning was silent without them.


  





The Ground Squirrel decided to enjoy the warm peaceful morning on the top of rock.  He stayed there for a while and then went on a hunt for food.


Generally, life is good!









Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A Fighter




This little eye catching bird loves to perch on the wire fences and it looks so gentle but the bird's appearance is deceptive. Western Kingbird is a very strong bird and it considered a tyrant. If a larger bird would come to the Kingbird's nest it would be ferociously attacked. Western Kingbirds are great fighters.


Generally, life is good!







Tuesday, September 15, 2020

My First American Crow




After chasing Crows for a few years I finally succeeded to take one decent photo of this wonderful bird. 

I spotted this Crow in early afternoon while leaving Bear River. He was making loud calls.  Was the Crow warning other Crows?  I saw a few Hawks soaring in the sky but they were far away. Or he was sending information about my presence  as a threat? The Crows are very intelligent birds, they teach other crows to fear us, humans.  

Sometimes the Crow was stopping making loud calls as if he was listening to the response and was silent for a while.


Generally, life is good.