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

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I'm Back after almost 2 months of silence

Three days after my last post, I went to the hospital for open heart surgery. I had my aortic valve replaced, so I haven't been birding or felt much like doing anything. Almost two months later I am slowly getting my strength back, Friday Nery and I took a day trip to Bear Lake on the Utah Idaho border. We joined a family reunion already in progress. I was able to get away with my dad for about an hour and a half and went to Paris Idaho to the Bear Lake National Bird Refuge. It was a quick trip but we saw some nice birds and it was good to finally be out and do some birding.

Our first sighting my dad spotted a family of Sanhill Cranes, the baby went into the bulrush as we pulled up so I didn't get any shots of the baby but here is mama and papa.

I got this shot of a mama Coot and her baby
There were a lot of Ruddy Ducks

Lots of Geese crossing the road
Birds seen
Sandhill Crane
Western Meadowlark
Canada Goose
Northern Harrier
Common Yellow-throat
Marsh Wren
White-faced Ibis
Snowy Egret
Norther Shoveler
Lesser Scaup
American Coot
Western Grebe
Ruddy Duck
Redwing Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Turkey Vulture
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Spotted Sandpiper

Hopefully I'll be able to get out more and post more of my birding adventures.

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