Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bird Photos by Kyle, age 10

After spending a few hours with Kyle and Anne at the Great Salt Lake Council Scout-O-Rama during the mid-day, I was determined to sneak in some afternoon birding.  I don't want to let too many weekends during migration slip by me.  When I got into the car I found a stowaway.  Kyle was hiding in the car with his binoculars in hand, so off we went for and Father n' Son birding adventure at Farmington Bay WMA.

My kids don't usually fully engage in birding when they go out with me, but Kyle was really into it today.  He looked up birds for us using the Audubon Birds app confirming i.d.'s and sounds and I even passed him the camera to take pictures on his side of the car.  He loves in-flight shots and thinks photos of perched birds are too easy and boring. So, without further ado, here are a couple bird photos by Kyle.

Forster's Tern hovering - Kyle thought it was so cool when it would dive into the water completely submerging itself.  I have to admit that I'm like a 10 year old boy when I see that too.
Great Blue Heron
Pied-billed Grebe
White-faced Ibis in flight


  1. What a wonderful post. I love hearing about youngsters getting involed in birding and all it has to offer. Great photos!

  2. So great that you had a stowaway! Tell Kyle he did a great job with the photos.

  3. Wow!! Way to go, Kyle! These are fantastic shots!! :-)