Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fountain Creek Regional Park and Adams Open Space 4/30/16

78 runtotal  It was actually pretty nice out when we started out.  Around 11-ish it got quite nippy with the high winds but when we went over to Adams the terrain protected us from the wind making it much more comfortable.

Adams Open Space bird list:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29305576  lots of Blue-winged teal and some Cinnamon teal.  Big beaver dam and lots of beaver evidence.  Swainson's Thrush!

Fountain Creek Regional Park
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29305479 Green-tailed towhee, lots of swallows etc.

Robin on the nest

Flicker making a home




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Red-winged blackbird




American Golffinch


Black-crowned Night herons



Orange-crowned Warbler

Hunkered-down Mallard

The swam across the pond and came out not too far from us and were too cute!















Raven with Pigeon meal.  Maybe taking to a nest somewhere.

Wild turkeys

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Paint Mines, Prospect Lake, Evergreen Cemetery 4/23/16

75 runtotal

I think these are leopard frogs?  They were very noisy but we couldn't see them.







We also saw black-tailed Jack rabbit, and some kind of voles and ground squirrels











Rock Wren






















Voles (?) had tunneled in the snow before it melted

my footprints to one of the frog ponds

someone had burrowed in here


a kind of lichen growing all over the dirt







moving on to Prospect Lake








And to the cemetery