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This blog follows both my personal and professional life, featuring my children, photography jobs, and of course, my love for animals. It's basically my own personal photo album combined with an information source for my clients. This site is very informal and allows me to share a little bit of my personality with you. :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bear River Bird Refuge

Yesterday we went for a quick jaunt over to the Bear River Bird Refuge with Grandma Honey. We saw quite a few critters including three deer (one of which was a buck), sandpipers, snowy egrets, ibis, Great Blue Herrons, Sand Hill Cranes, avocets, black neck stilts, white pelicans, swallows, red-tailed hawks, cattle egrets, a weasel, and lots and lots of ducks. I am always excited when the migratory birds start coming in because they are definitely my favorite. The best part was watching a Great Blue Herron eat a snake (that was definitely a first for us).

Ibis... A Sand Hill Crane...

The Great Blue Herron with the snake...


I think these are called Cattle Egret...




2 comments:

Marissa Vargason said...

Wow, you take wonderful wildlife pictures Melissa, you can tell you truly enjoy that. Great pics!

Melissa Papaj said...

Thanks so much Marissa! I actually am so surprised at how much I have learned about birds just through photography. It has been so much fun!