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, December 31, 2010

Wood Ducks and More

On the birding hotline list serve that I subscribe to someone sent an e-mail out asking where to see Wood Ducks in the Salt Lake area, the reply was Bues Park in Ogden would be a sure bet. I have only seen Wood Duck in the wild once many years ago and I had no pictures so I decided to follow that recomendation and went out to Bues Park this morning. Not only did I find Wood ducks but many birds as well.
I spotted the following birds at Bues Park.
Wood Duck
Canada Goose
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Dark Eyed Junco
Pine Siskin
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Cedar Waxwing
American Robin
Northern Flicker
Black-capped Chickadee
House Finch
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-billed Magpie
It is a beautiful little park and I will be sure to return.
Here are some more pictures:
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wood Ducks


Northern Flicker
Waterfowl at Kaysville Pond
On the way back home I stopped at Kaysville pond which is always a sure bet in the winter for Hooded Mergansers.
Birds seen at Kaysville Pond:
Canada Geese
Hooded Mergansers
Ring-necked Duck
American Wigeon
Pied-billed Grebe
Song Sparrow
Eurasian Collared Dove
Ring-billed Gull
American Crow
Here are few pictures from Kaysville Pond
There were six pair of Hooded Mergansers but they wouldn't come in close here are three of them swimming with the geese

Canada Geese with American Wigeon
Mallard Wigeon and American Coot
Canada Goose and Pied-billed Grebe
Canada Goose
It was a bitter cold but beautiful morning and the birds were active, it was a wonderful time.

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