All Photos posted on this blog unless otherwise noted were taken by me with my Canon Rebel XTI using a 300 mm zoom lens

Friday, August 27, 2010

Birding Antelope Island

It's been over a month since I have been able to do some serious birding. I wanted to get out to Antelope Island before the Phalaropes had all moved on so that is where I went today and what a wonderful day it was. 40 species in all and some nice bonuses, including a new life bird Northern Waterthrush, unfortunately I was not able to get a picture of the Waterthrush. Here is my list and then I will list some pictures:

American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Western Sandpiper, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Sage Thrasher, California Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Franklin's Gull, Eared Grebe, Bufflehead, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Chukar, Song Sparrow, Black-billed Magpie, Burrowing Owl, Spotted Sandpiper, Horned Lark, Wilson's Warbler, Nashville Warbler, MacGillivary's Warbler, Western Tanager, Virginia Rail, Orange-crowned Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Northern Waterthrush, American Robin, Willow Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow, California Quail, Lesser Goldfinch, Rufous Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird.
American Goldfinch

American Avocets and Black-necked Stilts

Western Sandpipers

Wilson's Phalaropes

Red-necked Phalaropes

American Avocet, Wilson's Phalaropes, Western Sandpipers

Wilson's Phalarope, Western Sandpipers

Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet

Spotted Sandpiper

Long-billed Curlew

Franklin's Gull

California Gull feasting on Brine Flies

Beautiful Morning at Antelope Island

Eared Grebes

Logger-head Shrike

Barn Swallow

Sage Thrasher

California Gull was posing with several species including these Franklin's Gulls

California Gull with Black-necked Stilt

California Gull with Long-billed Curlew

Curlew and Gull Feeding on Brine Flies


Burrowing Owl

Antelope Island Flora

Nashville Warbler

Rufous Hummingbird

Chipping Sparrow

Here are the bonus pictures


Mule Deer


1 comment:

john said...

What great photos. I really liked the goldfinch and sunflowers, gull eating Brine Flies, and Sage Thrasher. Chukar is a species I have not seen. I am jealous of all the things you saw and photographed.
Were the mammals all photographed on Antelope Island?