Friday, April 21, 2017

Cross Creek Park, Squirrel Creek, Cumberland Green, and Adams Open Space - Fountain Birding 4-21-17


Adams -

Cumberland Green -

Squirrel Creek Rd. Pond -

Cross Creek Park -

Small party this morning but weather cooperated until we finished for a beautiful morning of birding before the rain came back right as we finished with about 60 species.  Several first-of-season birds including Ibis, Avocet, Great-tailed Grackle, Swainson's Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warblers (both types and some hybrids too), Tree Swallows and Violet-Green Swallows, Lesser Yellowlegs,  Wilson's Snipe, Marsh Wren, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Savannah Sparrow.  House Wren was new for the year for some of our party I think, too.

Great-tailed Grackle and Yellow-headed Blackbird

Ruddy Duck

Western Meadowlark


Great-horned Owl

A bit tricky to cross (other side is worse).

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cheyenne Mountain State Park 4-15-17

Wood Rat

Western Bluebird

Hairy Woodpecker

Pasque Flower

Adventurous Pygmy Nuthatch

Wild Turkeys

Western Bluebird (and Pygmy Nuthatch)

Turkey Vulture

Chipping Sparrow

Sherlock, Eminem and Bear quite excited to ride a Velociraptor

Apparently it is Bow Season for Giant Melancholy Orange Frogs....

It's more afraid of you than you are of it....

American Kestrel

Say's Phoebe

White-crowned Sparrow

Nuttal's Violet

Sand Lily

Eric sees some interesting insects in the flowers.

Cheyenne Mountain

Western Bluebird

Purple/Cowpath Tiger Beetle


Cheyenne Mountain

Wasp with Field Cricket prey

American Kestrel