Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

It's just as wonderful as I hoped! The birds weren't as abundant as I'd dreamed, but that's because I was on the public driving tour, and right now so are a lot of hunters--the birds aren't stupid. But I got lots of splendid looks at lots of splendid birds. Bird of the day yesterday was the magpie--collectively, they were everywhere. Bird of the day today was the Short-eared Owl who followed my car along the road to the refuge. What a thrill!

My program went reasonably well tonight. Whew. Tomorrow I get to spend part of the morning birding with the wonderful Betsy Beneke--then it's on to Las Cruces!










2 comments :

  1. Laura,
    What beautiful pictures! What a great road trip you are on.

    Cindy

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  2. Such beautiful pictures! It really looks calm and peaceful, but I suspect there's some wind that we can't see. :-)

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