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January Birds

Male American Wigeon (left), male Northern Pintail, and female Hooded Merganser (right) at Lake Pueblo State Park (1/3) (Front to back) Male Ring-necked Duck, male Redhead, female Ring-necked Duck, two female Redheads, male Redhead, male Hooded Merganser at Lake Pueblo … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading — Retirement

(Somewhat) coincidentally, a month after retiring, I read Learn to Grow Old, by Swiss psychologist Paul Tournier. All of the quotes in this post are from that book. It was written in 1972 and displays some unfounded optimism about the … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

Olfactory information is processed in the left hemisphere of the pigeon brain, which connects more strongly to the right nostril, so it makes sense that the right side of their noses would be critical if the birds used smell to … Continue reading

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December Birds

Male Gadwall at Fountain Creek (12/4/21) Female Red-breasted Merganser at Lake Pueblo State Park (12/9/21) Female American Robin at Lake Pueblo State Park (12/9/21) Black-capped Chickadee on the Santa Fe Trail in Monument (12/11/21) Male Hooded Merganser at Lake Pueblo … Continue reading

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Manitou Incline

I’ve been aware of the Incline since we moved to Colorado. Almost everyone I talked to had hiked it at least once. I figured it was something I needed to do sometime, but I hadn’t gotten around to it. I … Continue reading

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