Category Archives: Birds

A Day of Birding

I got up fairly early this morning and headed south to Fountain Creek Regional Park. I spent about an hour wandering the trails. I didn’t see anything rare, but I did find 30 species, which is pretty good for this … Continue reading

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Bird #484 — Pinyon Jay

gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Sunday, October 29, 2017 Great Sand Dunes National Park Sally and I were driving into the park with the Sangre de Cristo mountains on our right and the arid flats of the San Luis Valley on our left. … Continue reading

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Weekend Trip

Sally and I decided to get away for a few days and explore a part of Colorado we hadn’t yet seen. After stopping at the local Panera for bagels, we drove south on I-25 to Walsenburg. The tire light on … Continue reading

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Vindicator Valley

On Sunday, we took Linda and Barb up into the mountains to Victor. We spent a half hour wandering the Vindicator Valley Trail, enjoying the view. Wyoming Ground Squirrel in hiding Female Mountain Bluebird Even at the relatively early hour … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods Again

My sister and her friend Barb Shoens drove out for the weekend. On Saturday morning, we went to Garden of the Gods. Over the years, I expect I’ll have every square inch of it photographed.

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Bird #483 — Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

leucosticte australis Saturday, July 8, 2017 — 9:40 am Mount Evans — Arapaho National Forest, Colorado I climbed the trail from Summit Lake to the summit of Mount Evans with a group from my work. I was watching out for … Continue reading

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Broad Tails and Sharp Shins

I was looking out the library window at work yesterday. I spotted a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird fly into a ponderosa pine and land in a nest. I meant to bring my camera to work today, but forgot. I borrowed the … Continue reading

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Bird #482 — MacGillivray’s Warbler

oporornis (from opora, autumnal, and ornis, bird) tolmiei (in honor of William Fraser Tolmie, friend of John Kirk Townsend) — MacGillivray’s Warbler was named by John James Audubon for his friend and editor, Dr. W. MacGillivray. Saturday, June 17, 2017 — … Continue reading

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Rifle Falls State Park

We spent the night at a Comfort Inn in Rifle. The town, located on the Colorado River, got its name because somebody at some distant point in the past, left, or found, a rifle leaning against a tree. I guess … Continue reading

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Colorado National Monument

The forecast for Saturday was HOT. We got up early and drove an hour to Colorado National Monument. When we arrived, it was already warm but not oppressively so. Locals were still using part of the park road for their … Continue reading

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