Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Eurasian Collared – Dove’s Mistake

CAUTION: Graphic photos below!Sharp-shinned Hawks visit my yard irregularly in the winter. I happened to be standing at the back door the other day when one stooped, darted into one of my big juniper trees, missed it’s tiny bird, flushed … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

I’m thankful for colors For good food, and you Al, my loveI’m thankful for birdersI’m thankful for smiles I’m thankful for snowFor family and lifeI’m thankful for sightI’m thankful for waterFor turkey of courseI’m thankful for sillinessFor times of reflectionAnd … Continue reading

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Willows.

This is one of the places, can you see it? A lovely patch of willow. I recently found a ranch that has tons and has given me permission to gather what I want when I want to. I love working … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy Continues.

I’m not sure what’s gotten into me,I’m not my usual self. The grackles they’ve nearly skinned me,I’m hiding beneath the shelf.This feller he ain’t so bothered,By their bossy, raucous ways.Their constant show and chatter,Or how they spend their days.Me, I’m … Continue reading

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Grackles and all that.

I wouldn’t call them humble,I couldn’t call them vain,To blackbirds inconvenient,Even when they’re not the same.They claim ’bout all the feeders,Are proud of their domain,They think they’ve come to please us,By their beauty, aren’t you slain?

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The Birds They Are A’ Feedin’

We made our way back out of the Canyon Bottom trail back into the scrub oak brush.Just as we were about to reach our car, in the scrub oak near the Westside trailhead, we were surrounded by a flood of … Continue reading

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Meandering Cherry Creek.

When I think of Cherry Creek, I think of the ritzy part of Denver with it’s big houses and fancy malls. But here it is, plain, ol’ beautiful Cherry Creek. We came upon a bit of winter in the canyon … Continue reading

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Are There Any Birds Up Here?

There were birds about, we were serenaded nearly all day with the songs of the Townsend’s Solitaire.We had spectacular mountain views.We were quite entertained by this flock of Pine Siskins feeding on the fir cone seeds. They finally flew in … Continue reading

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Walking The Worlds Rim

We continued our quiet walk with stunning views. We’re looking northward here along the rim where the canyon opens up to rolling grass prairies dotted with scrub oak.The view south.Yes, we kept checking the edge, looking both ways as if … Continue reading

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Exploring Castlewood Canyon

Lauren (Burke, my sister) and I with a couple friends are trying to get out once a month and bird and hike somewhere new. Today it was only Lauren and I and we decided to head south of where we … Continue reading

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