Yesterday I photographed a mixture of birds on Antelope Island State Park.
There aren’t many places on this planet where a Chukar can be photographed walking on an Oolitic sand dune, I’m fortunate that I live where I can do that.
The oolitic sand this Chukar is walking on was formed in the Great Salt Lake when calcium carbonate attached itself to brine shrimp feces in concentric layers.
The rolling motion of the waves on the lake give the grains of sand an egg shape.
I was glad I saw the Chukars on the sand.
Later in the morning I spotted this Lark Sparrow perched on some dead Sagebrush branches, it preened for quite some time. I especially liked that the background is composed of sagebrush bushes. These sparrows are so handsome.