Thursday, February 2, 2023

Adult Bald Eagle is Resting




In mid-January, I spotted an adult Bald Eagle resting in the tree. Even though  the Eagle was far away I still decided to take photos of it.

The morning in Farmington Bay was peaceful and the Eagle didn't intend to fly away.  From time to time the sun peaked out from the clouds, the air was clear.  I let go of my worries and problems and just enjoyed watching this wonderful predator.















Life goes on.







Wednesday, February 1, 2023

January Sketches - III. The Trail I Have Been Looking For




When I reached a trail that is high in the mountains it started to snow and the early morning turned into a gloomy and overcast.  

I have been looking for this trail for a long time, hoping that one day I will explore it.  Upon approaching the trail I weighed all the pros and cons and decided not to go in the mountains.  Nobody wants to be caught in an avalanche.

Life goes on.






Saturday, January 28, 2023

Ice Dancing. "Free" Program



Ice dancing took place this morning at Beau Pond.  Performers were two Canada Geese.  The spectators were the local ducks and me.  There were also two geese as referees.   

As a photographer,  I tried to capture the dance as best I could and almost succeeded.  

At the beginning of the "free" program, the performer on the right began the dance with slow, graceful movements.






This is an invitation to dance.



 



The invitation to dance was accepted.  






The first referee carefully observes the dynamic dancers.  





 

The dancers perform a "toe loop" just before charging forward at full speed.





 

Second referee in the final.  After a few seconds the dance will be over and performers will take a long break.

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The idea for this fun ice dance came about after I looked at many photos of Canada geese taken this morning and thought why not create something funny.

Life goes on.





Friday, January 27, 2023

Loggerhead Shrike in Winter


 

This is my first close encounter with the Loggerhead Shrike.  This bird looks like a songbird, sounds like a songbird but it behaves like a hawk.  When a Shrike spots its prey, it quickly rushes down and throws its prey to the ground.


But these birds are in trouble.  Unfortunately, they are in decline.  I recently learned that Northern Utah is rapidly losing excellent habitat for this species. 














Life goes on.