October 11, 2014 Willard Bay State Park, Utah

Mountaintop color
Mountaintop color

Another Trip into Bear River NWR

The top photo was taken from the road leading into my campsite at Willard Bay looking east across Interstate 84.

Mountaintop color
Mountaintop color

And this one was taken from the WalMart parking lot just to the east of the Interstate. It appears that there still is some autumn color up in the mountains and I believe I will try to find a route to go explore up there tomorrow since I want to avoid the weekend duck hunters in the Bear River NWR anyway.

Drove the Bear River NWR loop this morning and then explored north up Route 13 to Honeyville before heading back to Brigham City for the dogs vet appointment at Mountain View Vet.

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier

No great photos this morning as there were at least 100 duck hunters out on the refuge.

Ring necked pheasant
Ring necked pheasant
Ring necked pheasant
Ring necked pheasant

Still haven’t got my ring necked pheasant shot yet, but I am getting a little closer!

Long billed curlew
Long billed curlew

These long billed curlews were foraging along the loop road in the refuge and posed for a shot before scurrying off into the brush.

I spoke with a very nice DNR officer on checkpoint duty coming out of Bear River who told me that I want to be going to all the “other” refuges for good duck photos and to stop at their office in Ogden to get more info and maps. He said these other places do not allow hunting and therefore, I would have a better chance of getting the shots I am looking for. He also said that Bear River NWF would be much better on Monday when most of the hunters are back at work, and that I should come back then.

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