“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play.”

Zooming in on the bison at Antelope Island.

We briefly saw pronghorn sheep from far away.

Views along the drive. You can barely see some bison in that last picture. They were far out in the dried lake.

A few shots from the working farm on the island.

Antelope Island is a state park that sits on the Great Salt Lake.

The funny farm.

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Pretty horses.

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Funny horse.

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A cross between a zebra and a horse?

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The duck wasn’t sneaking up on someone. He walked with a limp.

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I was concerned about this duck. I’ve never seen a duck sleep with his head on the ground.

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He eventually popped his head up. He was okay.

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Goose napping.

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King of the coup.

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King of the entire farm.

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Turtle train.

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Sparrow hanging around looking for a handout.

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The cow train.

More fun from my mid-February visit to the petting zoo/horse farm near my house. I stopped by again last Saturday and realized when summer comes, it’s going to be too hot to visit. On March 1st it was 80 degrees by noon. Where did winter go?

Last visit to the farm

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Chicken Little. Mom was teaching the baby how to shuffle it’s feet in the dirt to scare up the bugs.

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Mom sure was pretty!

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Cute little baby walking around with mom.

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This is the 3rd time I’ve seen bluebirds hanging around near the eagle’s nest.

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There were several flying around the horse pasture.

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One had a bug for a snack.

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These guys are loud!

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Resting in the shade.

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Posing

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Lady in waiting.

I took a lot of pictures of the peafowl on my last trip to the eagle’s nest. Although, I should go back in a month or so and see if there are baby peacocks running around. By now the baby eagles have flown the coup. Hopefully they won’t eat that last baby chicken. I heard there were four babies and now there’s only one left. It might have been hawks that got them. The bluebirds have probably left to head north for the summer already. I’ll check back in on the nest next year.

Shine the Divine mom_badgeweb

Excuse me, are you Mr. Ed?

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While I’m waiting for the eagle babies to wake up from their nap, I was watching the horses at the farms around the nest. I need to take the time to go horseback riding some day. I used to go many years ago.  One of the farms near the nest has horses that you can ride. They do group trail rides. I wonder if I can take all of my camera equipment with me? It was fun to watch one of the horses come out of the barn and lay down and take a dirt bath. I felt like I had taken a dirt bath after standing there for an hour.  Some of the horses were beautiful. The one with the stripes was pretty funny. He looks like a zebra hybrid.

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