Sunday, February 26, 2012

More Utah Critters

This will be my last blog about my Utah trip.  Again, I wish to thank Natures Photo Adventures and Rob Palmer for a most enjoyable workshop.  I am planning again to return next year and to stay a little longer to travel to some of the locations in the area that I know about to photograph not only the scenes, but also the wildlife.
In this blog will be just photographs of some of the other animals and birds that I saw on this trip
American Bison:
Here the bison is being visited by European starlings
Starlings on the Bison's Back

- Bison in Snow_ROT9471 February 19, 2012 NIKON D3S
Bison in the Snow
Although these animals are known as pronghorn antelope, they are not related tothe true antelopes of the old world.

- _ROT7997-Edit February 18, 2012 NIKON D3S- Pronghorn_ROT8004 February 18, 2012 NIKON D3S- pRONGHORN_ROT8021 February 18, 2012 NIKON D3S The Pronghorn starting running toward our car and we thought it was attacking us, but was chasing another Pronghorn that was on the other side of the road.

There are also Mule Deer present in the area, I did observe one but was unable to take a photograph because a  truck came up the road and scared it.

Since the weather was warm, a number of the birds thought it was Spring, and were starting to sing. Among these, were the Western Meadowlark and the Red-winged Blackbird.

- Western Meadowlark Singing_ROT7804 February 18, 2012 NIKON D3S- _ROT7775 February 18, 2012 NIKON D3S- _ROT8243-Edit February 19, 2012 NIKON D3S

Horned Larks were also. If you look at the picture, you can see why they are called Horned Larks
- Horned Lark_ROT8483 February 19, 2012 NIKON D3S

Here are some of the other bird that were present in the area

- _D7K3873-Edit-Edit-Edit February 26, 2012 NIKON D7000
California Gull
- _ROT7524 February 18, 2012 NIKON D3S
Ring-necked Pheasant
Black-billed Magpie
Black-billed Magpie
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull Catching a Fish