29 de febrero de 2020

Snow Goose Migration

Traveled to a dependable location to observe the Snow/Ross Geese migration. As predicted, thousands descended onto a corn-stubble field to roost near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Watching this spectacle inspired me to investigate the social structure of these species. Are they similar to Canada Geese, with distinct family units? I found an excellent introduction here:

http://animalia.bio/snow-goose

Ingresado el 29 de febrero de 2020 por jay jay | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

10 de noviembre de 2019

East Canyon Creek Beavers

Frequently see them when kayaking Little Delle. Much easier to see their handiwork on the creek this time of year.

Ingresado el 10 de noviembre de 2019 por jay jay | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de julio de 2018

Condor 832

It is with heavy hearts that we bring you news on the conclusion of young condor 832's journey. After a spectacular 500 mile flight through Utah and into Wyoming, 832 was found deceased by our biologist in the field. She was last seen by so many at Medicine Bow Peak before taking off to explore more of this beautiful country. Peregrine Fund biologist, Josh Young, was able to track down her location using radio telemetry, but by the time he reached her it was too late. The cause of death is currently under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and we will update you as we know more information. But in the meantime, we urge you not to speculate about what may have contributed to her eventual passing until we have more information.

We will never be able to erase those breathtaking images from our mind of T2 majestically perched atop a mountain in Wyoming. Our sincere thanks to the citizen scientists who helped provide information of her whereabouts on her journey north. Also, thanks to all the lovers of condors out there who support the tireless work of those who have, and those who continue to dedicate their lives to bringing this species back from the brink.

Photo of 832 shortly after she was released into the wild this past spring. Photo credit Alan Clampitt.

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15 de julio de 2018

25 de abril de 2018

21 de octubre de 2017

Human-modified ecosystem

It's difficult to visit many known American Pika sites right now due to muddy conditions on the trails leading to the talus. However, I did manage to find a new location near a ski lift access road and observe one from a distance. Colder weather in the coming week or two should allow better access, until snow starts to get deep.

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12 de septiembre de 2017

Pikas in Peril

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29 de agosto de 2017

Moose Family

First time I've observed a bull, cow and calf together in the same place.

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21 de agosto de 2017

High Elevation Pika

Hiked around the base of Bald Mountain in the High Uintas of Utah looking for Pika. Elevation ranged from 10250 at the TH, to about 11000 feet. Pika were present throughout the vast talus slopes in the area.

Ingresado el 21 de agosto de 2017 por jay jay | 4 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de agosto de 2017

Smoke, Clouds and Rain

Cooler temps came with first wildfire induced haze mixed with clouds and eventually rain. These conditions contributed to numerous, vocal pikas when I hiked the Wolverine ridge trail at midday. The most interesting observation was discovering at least one pika using a culvert to gain access across a summer ski road to a talus field near his primary haystack.

Ingresado el 09 de agosto de 2017 por jay jay | 4 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario