Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stratton Open Space 5/31/14

about 3 miles, runtotal 70 miles.  Green as it gets here and quite a few wildflowers.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Chico Basin Ranch Birding Memorial Day 5/26/14

Nice day birding with MAMBO.  Saw and/or heard several new species for me today.  What follows are not all my pictures ( a few are), but are used to represent the lifers.

Chico Basin Ranch, Pueblo County side (my photo)

before the rain

Mel's Glossy Ibis Colorado Bird #397 Happy Face

the birdy spot - got my first Hooded Warbler here

Ash throated flycatcher

Least Bittern - heard only

Blackpoll Warbler

Female Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

White-rumped Sandpiper

Black tern

Red-eyed Vireo - heard, maybe a quick glance too

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seven Bridges Trail 5/24/14

The morning after the first flash flood warning  for the season related to the Waldo Canyon burn scar, we headed up into North Cheyenne Canyon and followed the trail up next to North Cheyenne Creek past the last bridge, then we went to the other side of tunnel 3 on Gold Camp Rd. heading southwest for a bit.  Total distance about 8 miles (runtotal - 67 miles).

North Cheyenne Creek

pleasing fungus beetle

leaning bridge

Dusky Beardtongue?

Not sure - some kind of insect larvae - dead?

Hail, not snow

Just about to our turn-around point

Tree eating the rock?


Cordilleran Flycatcher

wet rocks

more pleasing fungus beetles

this one's going somewhere

Undine falls

lower Undine falls

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Rain held off

Singing Junco

Closed tunnel 3, painted and flood debris

back out the canyon

back side of tunnel 3

Yellow Banners

Gold Camp Rd.

American Robin