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

Monday, January 17, 2011

Barrow's Goldeneye and More

Barrow's Goldeneye pair, Common Goldeneye Drake, American Wigeon Drake
Barrow's Goldeneye
American Wigeon
I got out for a couple of hours today, my target bird was Barrow's Goldeneye since I had not yet photographed any. I was fortunate to locate 2 pair in the same place I saw some two years ago on the Jordan River Parkway near the Oxbow in Salt Lake County.
Here is a list of the birds I saw:
Northern Shoveler
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Canada Goose
Black-capped Chickadee
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch
American Coot

I also stopped by Decker Lake and saw
California Gulls
Ring-billed Gulls
Green-winged Teal
Common Merganser
Canada Goose

Here are some more pictures of todays outing
Northern Shoveler Drake


Pair of Barrow's Goldeneye and a Pair of Common Goldeneye
Canada Geese
Common Merganser Drake

1 comment:

john said...

Absolutely great group photos showing Barrow's and Common Goldeneyes side by side. I did'nt even know that Barrow's Goldeneyes could be seen in Utah.