Final Autumn Visit to the Bear River Refuge

BlueRavenBirders

October 7, 2018

The movement of the wind in the reeds is quite hypnotic.  This is a movie, click on the image to get to the Flickr site to play it.
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Smiling Pied billed grebe. I think he really looks like he’s got a secret. _JLS1986b

They have done a controlled burn in parts of the refuge, more effort in trying to kill/reduce the invasive phragmites. The black added an interesting contrast to many of these photos.

Killdeer
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Great blue heron, this bird was PATIENT. I spent 15 minutes here waiting for him to take off. He outlasted me. Of course he was on the passenger side of the car so I was having to twist in my seat and hold the heavy lens level. Better luck to me next time… _JLS2052b

I may hate phragmites for its inexorable invasiveness, but it is pretty.
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Snowy egret _JLS2076

Hiding Snowy egret
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There were hundreds…

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