c_losc A Red-tailed Hawk on the hunt. Photographed in Logan Utah. 1d

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c_losc I hope to not offend anyone with this image of a Merlin making a meal of a Red-winged Blackbird. As you all know I love all birds and many times have photographed RWBB because they are beautiful. I see no difference in this image than in one where a RWBB has a mouthful of insects as they are also living things. The circle of life is amazing and to me there is nothing more exciting to photograph than actual behavior when it comes to raptors. Watching a Merlin pursue a bird is just awesome!!! 2d

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c_losc A unique moment with a Northern Flicker. Photographed in Springville Utah. 2d

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c_losc A male Evening Grosbeak takes a break from feeding. 4d

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c_losc A female Burrowing Owl with a meal for the young owls anxiously waiting. Those big yellow eyes are really awesome. Yellow eyes most often can be found on diurnal owls. These are the ones who prefer to hunt during the daylight hours. Spring will bring with it these beautiful owls, for now I can enjoy the images from last year. 5d

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c_losc An American Bald Eagle coming in to roost at sunset. 6d

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c_losc Sometimes I get skunked when I go out looking for Hawks to photograph and I end up taking pictures of cattle. This one turned out interesting. This young one wanted to interact with me and hopped around as if it wanted to play. I enjoyed its personality. I call him "Three-eighteen". 6d
  •   utah5ohh LOL! How'd you every come up with that name?! this is a great shot though 6d
  •   mgolden4 Sweet!! Do you ever see rights to use your photos? I might be interesting in this one! Message me? 6d
  •   zuercheri If i had a cow, it's name would be 007. 6d
  •   hawk_stalker So rad 6d
  •   frenchcoco Cute beastie! 4d
  •   skiesaurora Great shot! 4d
  •   alanfullmer Moooo. 🐄 3d
  •   patriciasocal The young innocents 2d

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c_losc A Northern Flicker looking for beetles and ants to eat. This is their main source of food so often you find them on the ground digging for them. In my opinion one of the prettiest birds around. 7d

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c_losc "It's that dude with the camera again! Later!! We are out!" - American Bald Eagles take flight in Northern Utah. 1w

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c_losc No Mercy! Merlin photographed in Provo Utah. 1w

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c_losc The one who got away! A missing tail is better than death any day. 1w

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c_losc I watched this Merlin take out this Red-winged Blackbird and then consume it all. Nature is awesome!!! 1w

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c_losc White-breasted Nuthatches are part of the group of birds found in winter flocks. Usually found in the mountains in Utah, this winter many have made their way into the valley. Known for storing food for a rainy day, often traveling back and forth from a feed site to its hiding spot. Pairs stay together all year and the females spend most of their time worrying about where the male is. 1w

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c_losc Often the instigator of mobbing predators like Owls and Hawks, the Steller's Jay is a loud bird of the mountains who often hangs and travels with other mountain birds like Nuthatches, Chickadees and Nutcrackers. They are super intelligent and very social birds, they are the play by play commentators of the mountains. 2w

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c_losc Mountain Chickadee photographed in Heber Valley Utah. The eye stripe is the easiest way to distinguish between the Black-capped and the Mountain Chickadee. 2w

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c_losc With our mild winter here in the West, Bald Eagle's were not as easy to come by this year. They winter in Utah but because of the warm winter they did not need to come as far South as they normally do. Soon the few that did make it down will be moving North to breed and raise their young in the Great White North. 2w

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c_losc The yank yank sound of the forest. The Red Breasted Nuthatch hangs out with groups of Chickadees, Kinglets and Downy Woodpeckers. A really really active and fast moving bird it moves up and down tree trunks looking for insects. 2w

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c_losc Thank goodness for super long telephoto lenses that get you right in the details. Black Merlin profile shot with an 800mm lens and using a vehicle as a blind. @jc_wings and I got super lucky this day with a great looking Merlin. 2w

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c_losc Red-tailed Hawk scanning an open field looking for movement. 2w

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