I've lurked here for quite awhile and today's sighting and confirmation by Don Grall (thank you, Don!) has me de-lurking. Hope I'm posting this correctly - haven't been on Ning before.
While working at my computer, a 'new to me' bird landed on the railing just a few feet from the window above my computer. I grabbed the camera, ran upstairs since a bunch of them flew up to a tree not far away, that put me at eye level with them. Then it was back down to the main floor to get some…Continue
Looked out my breakfast room window this morning (Poudre River Ranch neighborhood in Greeley) and saw two Turkey hens ambling across the backyard!
10 of us piled into an old van and met up with Ted Floyd for a guided tour of birds in Boulder County. We met at the transit center by I 25 and Harmony. The High Park fire was one week into it's rampage which resulted in the most unexpected sighting of the day: a young adult male moose trotting along the west and north fence of the transit center, no doubt in search of a refuge.
We started out at Gregory Canyon and I saw…Continue
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Anyone who reads my posts on Cobirders or Cobirds knows they quite often begin with...this morning, while walking my dog, I saw...and it goes on from there. When I acquired Scooter from a neighbor two years ago, I made a vow that he would have a better, fuller life than my previous dogs. Promised him I would walk him every day. I must confess that I had been watching a great deal of "The Dog Whisperer" and "It's Me or the Dog"...and figured the whole walking him 3 to 5 miles a day…Continue
Cole Wild and I have published our account of Cole's amazing year of birding in Colorado during 2010 in which he attempted to set a new record for the number of species seen in the state in a single year. The book is called Wild Birding Colorado, The Big Year of 2010. Click here for more details and ordering info.
Our first broad-tailed hummingbird arrived at 1:30 this afternoon.
We are in Elizabeth, CO - elevation 6500'
Spring is here for sure!
Yesterday I had, for me, an unusual visitor to my feeder. Got the binoculars and a better view this morning, a male black headed towhee. According to my bird book they aren't normally a Colorado resident.
This morning I ventured into my husband's "man cave" as that is where all our photo albums and birding reference materials are (yes, we still have actual, physical photo albums). was startled and puzzled to find a snake on the concrete floor. My first thought was "it has to be dead" it was minus 7 degrees and while the "man cave" is heated...it is kept at a temp below that of the rest of the house. I then evaluated that it was a young garter snake...well less than pencil thin and…Continue
It has been a long time since I've added to this blog, but I spent a nice morning there today. Birds seen were:
Mallard 6, only one female
Common goldeneye 7
Hooded Merganser 6
Great Blue Heron 1
American Kestrel 1
Rock Pigeon 26
Belted Kingfisher 1
Nothern Flicker 1
Black-billed Magpie 1
American Crow 4
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Has anyone ever been birding in the fall at Chyenne Bottoms? I have an old Birding magazine that says mid August is a good time to go, if you can not make it in the spring. Does any one have any info on this?
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I have never used this blog before, so forgive me if I post this incorrectly!
Has anyone ever seen a House Wren with a black chest?
My friend that I was birding with said that the black was feathers, but I did not notice. I will have to go back to verify.
I can only find one other post in Coloradobirders regarding this too, under Odd House Wren.
I don't know if the black is because feathers are missing or if this is what…Continue
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