Sunday, November 25, 2012
I went in search of Tundra Swans yesterday. I hit three of my favorite sites: Salt Creek, Bear River WMA, and Antelope Island Causeway. Unfortunately, there were too many duck hunters. Lots of BLAM, BLAM, BLAM all around. Most of the ducks at Bear River were on the east side behind the gate with a sign saying "No Public Access." Smart Ducks. Only a handful of swans all day. After checking out pictures from other years, I see I will get a good chance for the swans again in February. I don't know if I'll get out birding again before January. Between working in the office every day and trying do fulfill all Christmas and birthday responsibilities, December is usually iffy at best. We'll see.
I did manage to get a nice shot of a Canvasback. And a pretty sunset as I was leaving Antelope Island. Incidentally, when I drove mom and dad home Friday, we stopped off at Beus's Pond, and sure enough, got to see a number of Wood Ducks. Mom and dad thought that was pretty cool.