Sunday, July 15, 2018

Fountain Creek Regional Park 7-15-18

Western Kingbird

Lesser Goldfinch

Robin feeding young

new aerator?


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mule Creek 7-11-18

Remember  - click on the photos and they get bigger!
Lots of people taking their dogs to enjoy the creeks

our bridge crossing

Bee and Skipper

Police Car Moth (that's its name, really!)

yellow Crab Spider

our turn around point

Who's watching?

bridge to nowhere

once a bear climbed up this Aspen tree.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Flammulated Owls 7-5-18

Remnants of the Hayman Fire burn area

Approaching dusk.

It rained before our arrival.

Dr. Brian Linkhart at one of his study trees setting up a net for the mother.

Mountain Chickadees and Red-naped Sapsuckers also had nest cavities in the same tree as the owls.

The mother comes out of the hole into the net.

He removes it from the net carefully.

Mom gets a little examination.

He goes to retrieve the nestlings aged about 17-19 days.

The nestlings also get a quick check-up and their data are recorded.

Time to put back the nestlings.

And time for mom to go, too - soon it will time for dad to start bringing in food.