Fish Lake is about 8850 feet in elevation on the Southern Wasatch Plateau, with ample snow blanketing the ground it was looking more like winter than spring. The lake rests well above the valley below, and so required a pretty good climb and a drive off the main route I was travelling. The lake is about six miles long and one mile wide and surrounded by a rim of mountains over 11,000 feet. I spent a few short hours at this place. I would have spent more, but I was anxious to meet up with Ron Dudley, a local wildlife photographer near Salt Lake City who’d offered to show me some of the local hot spots. It was on Ron’s advice that I hunted down the Bicknell Bottoms location.
Some of the birds I found at the lake area were Black-Crowned Night Herons, Great Blue Herons, Gray-Headed Juncos, Double-Crested Cormorants and American White Pelicans … though of these, I gathered no images. The images That I was able to collect were Belding’s Ground Squirrels, Northern Flickers and Vesper Sparrows.