It’s Swan Day at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge!

Well, it’s been another awesome day at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge with the Wasatch Audubon Society.  Traveled the loop with my youngest son today before meeting up with the birding group…  We saw several Sandhill Cranes but too far away for a decent shot.  We also saw Cinnamon Teals, Goldeneyes, a winter-morph white weasel, and numerous other birds.  Here is a little slideshow for some of our sightings!


This image is cropped to show the Tundra Swan a little closer.  I decided he’d be my first picture in honor of Swan Day!


And I always think Great Blue Herons are an amazing bird!


This is the first time we’ve seen American Pelicans this season, and they are so pretty in flight!

(Feel free to click on the picture for a larger view…)


And this added some excitement to my day…  Trumpeter Swans!  Yes, here in Utah!  (They usually hang out near Jackson Hole, Wyoming so this was a real treat!)

Yes, I am a certified Bird Nerd.


I cropped this one too as it was in pretty good focus.  I love Bald Eagles.  Maybe you’ve noticed?!


And we’ll finish off the day with a flight shot of Tundra Swans!

Thanks for visiting the Bear River Bird Refuge with me!


2 Responses to “It’s Swan Day at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge!”

  1. shhdesignsblog Says:

    Love your photos as always Ruth, I occasionally see some great blue herons along the quay especially when the river is at low tide.

    We’ve got a large urban colony of herons in Vancouver which have steadily climbed in number.

    They were first noted in the park in 1921. Check out this link for some interesting details.

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