Weasel In The Fog (and the mechanism of their seasonal color change)

Farmington is in a sort of wrapped bowl of the Wasatch Mountains which traps clouds – the bane of bird photographers. Much the same thing happens to morning fog, especially during winter. Collectively I call the phenomenon the “Farmington Curse” and that curse, in the form of fog, was much in evidence two mornings ago when I spent some time with a Long-tailed Weasel. […]

Loggerhead Shrikes – A Color Change I Don’t Understand

I’m confused about a color change I’m seeing in Loggerhead Shrikes.

 

1600, f/7.1, ISO 640, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc, natural light, image taken 4/26/13 on Antelope Island

For most of the year the adults I see have a white or pale ventral surface (belly, breast and sides) which is […]