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.
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??
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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