Saturday, January 13, 2018

FCNC Winter Bird Count 1-13-18


This bird count was a lot of fun.  Nice weather and big turnout.  Covered area 5 as usual - we enjoyed watching Ring-billed Gulls catching fish in the little pond at the park - and there was a nice variety of ducks there, including the Common Goldeneye pictured below.  At the end of the count we came across a huge flock of Pine Siskins, American Goldfinches, and Juncos and the Rough-legged Hawk pictured below also. 


Common Goldeneye

Rough-legged Hawk

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Varied Thrush and Red-breasted Sapsucker


Varied Thrush - rare bird for here, at Starsmore Discovery Center (roughly)

poor photos of the Red-breasted Sapsucker near the Broadmoor golf course

finally a little snow on Almagre!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Paint Mines 1-6-18


American Tree Sparrow


Elusive track of Nike on the hunt.

How much does each layer represent, and how long ago?  What was it like here then?

Almost no snow on Pikes Peak.

Lots of bunnies.  Jack Rabbits too, but too fast to get a picture.

A little snow here.

I think some kind of animal did this....entomologist friend suggested Digger Bees.