Julie Frost, SFF writer (agilebrit) wrote,
Julie Frost, SFF writer
agilebrit

Antelope Island #birding pix from yesterday!

Twenty-four photos of a Surf Scoter, Ruddy Ducks, a Red-Shafted Flicker, a Prairie Falcon, Mule Deer, Long-Billed Curlew, a Great Horned Owl, and American Pipits

Surf Scoter, a rarity in Utah. At first I thought it was an American Coot until I started really looking at it. New one for the life list!
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The Ruddy Ducks are passing through. Big flocks on the lake on the causeway.
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A Red-Shafted Flicker posed for me, briefly.
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Prairie Falcon flying overhead. We call these "Hubble shots" because they're so far away, but it was good enough (I think) for an ID, and the first time I've actually ID'd one of these, so another new one for the life list.
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Saw more mule deer than ever, this time. Usually you're lucky if you see one, let alone several different groups.
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Three Long-Billed Curlew were working the beach.
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The Great Horned Owl was so much fun this time.
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First shot of the day, an American Avocet.
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Another new one for the life list, the American Pipit.
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Tags: antelope island, birding, pix
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