Birding The Big Thompson: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

What a day we had today! It was a special trip in the monthly bird walk series I’ve been leading: Birding The Big Thompson.
Me & my older Sis – Lauren.They keep coming back! Jackie, Lauren Me, Becca, Bruce, in back:
Ellie, Connie J., Carol & John. Not shown: Jim, Nancy, Rosemary & Mary.
Photo courtesy of Joan.We were delighted with a great flock of Western Bluebirds and this one lone, Mountain Bluebird jewel.
Photo courtesy of Joan.
Dipper’s weren’t disappointing.
In fact the male entertained us with his song. So amazing.
Here we are near the river. Lots of birds!
The scary bridge.
Rosemary showing us all how it’s done.
The rest of the gang.
Back down in Sulzer Gulch.
Lauren showing everyone how to DO the life bird dance. Many folks saw lifers today!
Here was one of them, a Broad-winged Hawk. Of course I misidentified it until I saw this photo.
Photo courtesy of Joan.

He dropped his prey – a magpie. I got grossed out talking about it. It was a boy, see?Photo courtesy of Joan.
A lovely day with lovely birds and lovely people!

To see my friend Becca’s post and photos go here.

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2 Responses to Birding The Big Thompson: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

  1. Jackie says:

    I had so much fun yesterday, I didn’t want it to end, must have been all the beautiful birds and the scenery, and of course, Connie and Lauren;)

  2. Really great photo”s and looks like you all had a great day. I hope to come on the next one.

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