There is a pond that I frequently visit hoping to find birds. I noticed last fall that there appeared to be a beaver in the area. Today I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it. I do not get to see beavers very often, so it was neat to see him/her.
It has been pretty slow around here this winter as far as birds and wildlife go. It will be nice when spring arrives.
Birds have been hard to come by this winter. Eagles are always a guarantee, and so now I have several photos of two different eagles that I encountered on separate days. I have held on to them for several weeks now trying to get excited about editing them. I keep hoping I will talk myself into deleting them, but I end up finding something about a particular photo that I like.
Harbor seals have been hauling out on the docks in Auke Bay. I look forward to this every winter, although I end up with too many photos of seals. One seal in particular was very accommodating.
We spent a day on Antelope Island looking for birds and other wildlife. Antelope Island is the largest Island on the Great Salt Lake. The lake attracts millions of migrating birds each year. The island is also home to a herd of bison, pronghorn, mule deer, big horn sheep, coyotes, and bobcats. We managed to find a few bison and a small herd of pronghorn. It is a beautiful area, and I am looking forward to going back.
I have spent most of my life living in Utah, but never noticed the birds and wildlife. I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of birds, especially hawks, that I was able to find. I am looking forward to going back in the summer. I took most of the bird photos in and near my parent's backyard.
I could not believe my luck when I happened to find a Northern Pygmy-Owl. It was icing on the cake to have been able to get decent photos of it. And if that was not enough, it caught and killed a vole while I was watching it. I feel like this was a once in a lifetime experience for me as these tiny owls are difficult to find. I took far too many photos.