Sunday, July 15, 2018

Fountain Creek Regional Park 7-15-18

122
Western Kingbird

Lesser Goldfinch


Robin feeding young

new aerator?

Gigi!



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mule Creek 7-11-18

121
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.