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, November 12, 2010

Autumn Birding at Antelope Island

Hermit Thrush
Bonapart's and California Gulls
Frank Clawson and I took a trip out to Antelope Island Thursday one of my favorite places on earth. We had a wonderful time and saw some good birds though we missed the target bird, the Varied Thrush. For a couple of years I have gone out to Antelope Island hoping to see a Varied thrush. They have been reported there for several years. Last time I went in early September I did get the Northern Water Thrush finally but no picture.

Here is a list of birds and other wildlife seen on yesterday's trip...

Least Sandpiper
Killdeer
California Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Bonapart's Gull
Tundra Swan
Eared Grebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Bewick's Wren
Black-billed Magpie
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Dark-eyed Junco
Hermit Thrush
Great Horned Owl
Other Wildlife...
Bison
Pronghorn
Mule Deer
Coyote

Here are some pictures.
Bonapart's, and California Gulls

Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike

Hermit Thrush

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Bison
Mule Deer
Coyote
Mule Deer

2 comments:

john said...

Great photos.

teresa stieben said...

fantastic shot of the shrike in flight. I did a painting of a shrike, it was the first I have seen and hope to see more in the future as they are fascinating. The image is on my art blog.