Saturday, August 17, 2013

Manitou Lake 8/17/13

New bird for the day - Red-naped Sapsucker

White Pelicans


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Baby Kite didn't make it this year. :(

We've had a lot of heavy rain this year and that may have contributed to the baby's demise - it was there on Friday August 9 a.m. before the big rain that flooded Manitou, but not Saturday a.m.  Neighbor found its body under the nest.

Update:  Sept 1 2013 - heard baby kite calling - tracked down a new-to-me nest site just around the corner from here on Kiva Rd. right across from Hopi - only  100 yd or so from the nest here.  One baby kite on branch.

Update 2:  Saw 3 juveniles on Sept. 21 in tree behind my house - must be more than nest nearby.  Saw no kites after Sept 21 - must have migrated just in time for the start of fall Sept. 22!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sondermann Park and Adams Open Space 8/10/13

Wet Choke Cherries

horsehair worm?

Cute !

Six-lined Racerunner

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Paint Mines (Calhan) 8/8/13

Short excursion on a cool and damp August day - easy to image one was in Scotland instead :) Lots of antelope tracks, rabbits, and Rock Wrens.  And tracks of a very big dog. Came home to find it had rained heavily at my house again.