2015-05-09 Fish Lake Utah

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 I was able to collect were Belding’s Ground Squirrels, Northern Flickers and Vesper Sparrows.

2015-05-08 Bicknell Bottoms

Yesterday’s visit at this place was just not enough to take it all in, so I opted to stay another day. My drive took me nearly completely around the valley and I was able to get a better idea of what treasures might be possible here. I’m sure the seasons influence what visitors might be found. … Read more

2015-05-07 Otter Creek and Bicknell Bottoms

I left Mount Carmel Junction and headed north on Highway US-89. It’s about a three-hour drive into Bicknell Utah and the but a few minutes south to what the locals call “Bicknell Bottoms”. Of course I found stuff along the road that I had to stop and stare at. The most compelling stop I made on this … Read more

2015-05-06 Zion National Park

After I left Henderson I got through Las Vegas as efficiently as I could manage (no easy feat). I drove about 135 miles north on I-15 to Saint George Utah for the night. The next morning I headed to Zion National Park, a little more than an hour’s drive away. I stopped at will along … Read more

2015-05-05 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve in Henderson Nevada near Las Vegas Nevada is a converted water treatment facility that now serves as a bird sanctuary. It lies north of Henderson next to the Las Vegas Wash and is composed of nine ponds with a network of trails that interweave along the levees that separate the … Read more

2015-05-03 Silver Creek

While I was visiting my friends in Bullhead City Arizona, my friend Jack Norris wanted to go camping at a place he’d found while volunteering for ‘search and rescue’. He’d been healing up from severe burns he suffered last fall and only now was he recovered enough the want to venture out for a camp … Read more

2015-04-28 Bill Williams NWR

The Bill Williams NWR is recognized “as a birding area of global importance”. There are many birds that breed in the habitats there, some of which are threatened or endangered. I found it a great place to birdwatch, but a bit frustrating to bird photograph, due to the dense growth of willow, mesquite, cottonwood and … Read more

2015-04-28 Cibola

The community of Cibola Arizona resides along the Colorado River about 25 miles south of Blythe California where the cultivated lands contrast harshly with the surrounding barren desert. Part of the agricultural lands are designated a National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge’s mandate is to keep the geese and cranes out of the farmer’s fields. The goals … Read more

2015-04-28 Ramer Lake

Ramer Lake lies adjacent to the Alamo River and Highway 111 near the Salton Sea. Within the lake are many islands covered in Tamarisk (Salt Cedar) trees that serve as nesting for huge numbers of Cattle Egrets, Double-Crested Cormorants, Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets. Competition for nesting spots is intense and heavy demands by these birds … Read more