A New Field Trip Model? Urban Birding & Thrift

My sister Lauren Burke lives in Broomfield, a town about 45 minutes south of me. Today was the second time we went Urban Birding & Thrift Store shopping. The first time we birded and shopped around Fort Collins I think, maybe Loveland.
Our first stop, Tom Frost pond yielded Red-winged Blackbirds, Mallards, and a Kestrel.
The fall colors were lovely.
It was a bit breezy and the cattails were blowing in the wind.
Next we visited Plaster Reservoir. It was teeming with ducks of many kinds.
Cool grasses, and a muskrat. And Song Sparrows, Juncos and House Finches.
And cool views.
Did I say there were lots of ducks? My fav was a little Ruddy Duck female with her perky tail.
I was having too much fun with my iPhone Hipstamatic App to take bird pictures.
Wait.
Did I just say that?

See the ducks?
We walked through a cottonwood forest. And found a Marsh Wren in a ditch and a Red-tailed Hawk on a house roof. The we got hungry, the wind came up and we decided to hit Qdoba, then check out the thrift stores.
I found this cool table. I put it in our basement kids rec room.
And these cool pillows. $2 each. Seriously.
And, well, of course a BIRD print. JJ Audubon to be exact. Guess how much??
$12.50.
The most impressive thing of all were the things we DIDN’T bring home!!

Now I’m thinking we need to do this in another town.
Where next Lauren?

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3 Responses to A New Field Trip Model? Urban Birding & Thrift

  1. Lauren says:

    We haven’t hit the Longmont thrift stores..We did many many years ago and they were pretty cool. I love birding along the St Vrain!

  2. Amy says:

    I love the picture effects! And that print is a very cool find. Nice!

  3. Jen says:

    Nice- sounds like a fun way to spend a day!

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