Monday, March 27, 2017

Sondermann and Sinton 3-27-17


Common Grackles are starting to show up this season

Pikes Peak from Sinton Pond

White-breasted Nuthatch

pretty flowering tree

sentinel Canada Goose keeping an eye on us

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Widefield Park Audubon trip 3-25-17

Frosty Spring morning at Widefield Park. Lewis's Woodpecker there today, Belted Kingfisher with a crayfish, Chickadees excavating a hole - Cooper's Hawks returning to a nest - Spring signs everywhere.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tiger Beetles @ Pueblo Reservoir 3-18-17

54 - hot day - felt like summer

Belted Kingfisher

Thin-legged Wolf Spider (or something like that)

Bronze Tiger Beetle maybe

Oblique-lined Tiger Beetles

Flower something-or-other bug

Pied-billed grebe

Checkered Whiptail

I forgot the name of this green Tiger Beetle

Festive something-or-other Tiger Beetle

Got into a face-off with a tiny Robber fly

taking flight

Bear Grylls visiting an old oriole nest made out of fishing line

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Monument Preserve 3-11-17

Nice hike with snow flurries, geocaches, Ute Prayer Trees, good birding, overlooks, ruins, memorial parks, and a nice diversity of habitat.

burnt-out house near Widefield Park from last weekend

Ute Prayer Trees

recent bird excavation


Eminem visiting a toy from a geocache

Steller's Jay and Woodhouse's Jay

Monument Rock

helipad at the hotshot fire fighting place inside the preserve

Mt Herman when the snow flurries quit.  The bare middle swath is from a fire 20-30 years ago - we saw scorched trees in the park.  There are now some aspen coming in on wetter parts of that bare patch.

Memorial Grove honoring Forest Service employees

literalist grafitti

Cool spigot