|Downtown Salt Lake City as seen from Garr Ranch on Antelope Island|
I've written about Antelope Island a few times on this blog. It is one of the exceptional birding hotspots in the Salt Lake area. The Causeway and Garr Ranch both host vagrant birds regularly enough to justify the purchase of Utah State Parks and Davis County Causeway pass. I posted previously about the Harlequin Duck seen along the Causeway. Now there are two Harlequin Ducks being seen there! I recently went to Garr Ranch on the island to see a White-throated Sparrow and a Varied Thrush, both firsts for me in Utah.
|White-throated Sparrow at Garr Ranch, Antelope Island|
|Varied Thrush at Garr Ranch, Antelope Island - What?! You can't see it? Its the blurry orange-ish thing have covered by a twig and leaf. Other Utah birders got much better photos, but have not posted them online yet.|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)|
|Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)|
|This was basically the scene as far as the eye could see in both directions from the Causeway. Eared Grebes, and possibly a few Horned Grebes. Amazing!!!|
|Deer at Garr Ranch - this is a view looking south. You can see our first snow of the season on the mountains.|