Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pic of the Day

American Coot, Fulica americana; Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area 
   This American Coot with its chick was photographed at the Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area, just west of Bountiful, Utah.  Farmington is about forty-miles south of the popular birding hot spot, Bear River Migratory Bird Sanctuary near Brigham.  Though Farmington is smaller than Bear River, it is well worth visiting.  A number of trails traverse Farmington providing an intimate view of nesting waterfowl, avocets and stilts.  Farmington is well worth a visit for both bird watchers and photographers.

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/1000 second @ f7.1

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