Author Archives: Roger

Morning of Birding

My buddy Joshua from work expressed interest in going birding with me. I picked him up at his house and drove to Olde World Bagel & Deli for breakfast. We spent about two-and-a-half hours at Fountain Creek, then another 45 … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned Recently

The cubicle did not get its name from its shape, but from the Latin “cubiculum” meaning bed chamber. A male Brown Thrasher can have more than 2,500 separate songs in his repertoire. Creede, Colorado, was named for prospector Nicholas C. … Continue reading

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My Accidental Hike

A Pacific Loon was sighted at Chatfield State Park, about an hour north of my house. I drove up on Saturday morning to look for it. I had just gotten to the shore of the lake when I spotted another … Continue reading

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Bird #550 — Eastern Screech-Owl

megascops asio Saturday, November 2, 2019 — 2:16 pm Littleton, Colorado — Ketring Park Chalk this one up to eBird and a friendly birder—and some stubborn persistence on my part. An Eastern Screech-Owl has been hanging out in the same … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two 80’s

On Saturday, I drove to Littleton to see the Eastern Screech-Owl. When my first foray into Ketring Park came up empty, I decided to do some sightseeing and then return for another try. I drove about five miles north toward … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Canyon Open Space and a New Camera

I bought a new camera with a ridiculous zoom. I’m learning not to try to take photos on full zoom because I can’t hold it steady enough at that magnification without a tripod, and I don’t want to lug a … Continue reading

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Things I Saw and Did in October

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Blue Man Group

Joshua and I went to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to see a traveling Blue Man Group show. We drove up after work and ate supper at Sam’s No. 3 diner before the show. Our seats were front … Continue reading

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