Monthly Archives: December 2009

Crow Valley Winter

Some of you may have heard of this Colorado Plains birding Hot Spot – Crow Valley Campground. Famed for it’s spring, summer and fall birding, Crow Valley is different in the winter. The birding loop most folks walk was marked … Continue reading

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God So Loves The World, Really.

He is jealous for meLoves like a hurricaneI am a treeBending beneath the weight of his wind and mercyWhen all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by GloryAnd I realize just how beautiful you are and … Continue reading

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Bells On Their Toes?

We had a wonderful day of raptoring out on plains. We saw 13 Rough-legged Hawks and I didn’t get one decent photo. But I got a couple decent ones of this young Ferruginous Hawk.Check out the toes. He seems to … Continue reading

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Winter Prairie Wanderings

A friend Becca and I headed out east for some prairie wandering. Looking for owls, raptors and anything else we might fined. Here is our first beauty, a Prairie Falcon.Sometimes I wish my camera reached out just a little farther..We … Continue reading

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American Tree Sparrows Are Like Popcorn

I didn’t see many birds on my little 2 mile round trip walk, but I did see a sweet little flock of American Tree Sparrows. Aside from delighting me with their tinkling fairy-like song, their behavior was interesting. I saw … Continue reading

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Fern Lake Trailhead

I’ve never actually hiked the Fern Lake trail. But drove to the first parking lot where they had it gated off for the winter. Looked like relatively easy walking in the snow, so I put on my hip pack and … Continue reading

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A Walk in the woods with Henry D. Thoreau. I and the Bird # 115

Have you ever wished you could walk in the woods with someone to share the beauty with? Jason Hogle has done it for you with this edition of I and the Bird. Listening to Henry David Thoreau

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From Estes To The Park.

Leaving the Lake of the Cranky Ducks I started back down the road for Estes Park.Along the way I met this fella.Beautifully coated in his winter garb.He watched me for a bit then went on his way.Before heading up to … Continue reading

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We Interupt This Bird Blog For An Important Announcement: WingScapes SPY Cam – Thief Caught On Camera

I love my Wingscapes Bird Cam – it’s not the new spiffy one with the flash, but it has captured many good bird photos for me. Well. I’ve been having difficulty keeping ornaments on the bottom two feet of our … Continue reading

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Just looking around in Estes Park.

It was time. I needed a mountain fix, no matter that it was 3 degrees here at the house. I packed a bit of food, water, my camera gear, plenty of winter supplies and after dropping my daughter off at … Continue reading

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