Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

September 16, 2018 at 1:23 pm (Bird photography, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildlife)

May 2011

I have several GB of images I’ve never gotten around to editing. I found this folder while looking for another old file, and decided to edit it. Unfortunately these were taken with the Nikon D80 and the sharpness is not good. They look fine on the web, though.


This visit was in early May, 2011 when birds were in their finest breeding plumage.

The four grebe species I saw there are above. The Western looks similar to the Clark’s but the black covers the eyes.

There is a phenomenon called “midges” this time of year that greatly interferes with photography. They are basically harmless mosquitoes – they don’t bite or suck blood, but they emerge in clouds.


This is one of those places where you can do most of your bird photography right from the car. As I get older, those places are more important for me.

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Photos and text copyrighted by Cindy McIntyre


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