Immature Swallows

The soft morning light was on my side when I took these pictures of immature swallows. These little ones weren’t pretty yet but soon they would be beautiful, more careful and less trusting. Well, I have a difficult time identify these little ones. I checked a list of swallows at Bear river and only mature […]

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Showing Flying and Landing Skills

At the beginning of last summer I watched how Killdeer was pirouetting in front of me showing his flying and landing skills and then making himself handsome and clean.    

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Flying Trio

Sometimes you are lucky with moments like this one. I wish I would have them more often.  

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Fish for Breakfast

Everyone at Bear river has a favorite spot for fishing, perching and resting. Thus, this heron found a little swamp at Bear river for his breakfasts. Aha, caught fish! I was sure that he would swallow it immediately but he surprised me. He decided to walk with fish and I had no idea where he […]

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The Incredibly Long-legged Black-necked Stilt

It’s so easy to recognized this bird with its shiny black wings and its long bright red legs. At first glance males and females stilts look alike but when these birds are in their breeding plumage you can tell the difference between a male and female. The male has solid shiny black back while the […]

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