Category Archives: Nature and the Outdoors

Late April

I took these photos along Black Squirrel Creek on Friday, April 23, or Sunday, April 25. House Finch Great Blue Heron Snowy Egrets on a Beaver dam Belted Kingfisher Yellow-headed Blackbird Common Grackles Red-winged Blackbirds I birded on Saturday too, … Continue reading

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Pueblo State Park

The word for today was “swallows.” Vast swarms of them were moving through the Pueblo area this morning—over the gravel pit and over the river. The numbers decreased as they day went on, but there were almost always a few … Continue reading

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Clear Spring Ranch, etc.

The forecast for today was cool and overcast with a chance of rain. The forecast was correct, except it didn’t rain—it snowed. I thought about staying home, but there were Long-billed Curlews reported at Clear Spring Rance and Mountain Plovers … Continue reading

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Bird #560 — Greater Sage-Grouse

centrocercus (from kentron, spur, and kerko, point) urophasianus (from oura, tail, and phasianos, pheasant) Carbon County, Wyoming — County Road 406 Friday, April 9, 2021 — 6:00 am I drove up to Saratoga, Wyoming for the express purpose of seeing this lek? Why … Continue reading

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Mammal #72 — White-tailed Prairie Dog

cynomys leucurus Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, CO Thursday, April 8, 2021 — 12:58 pm I drove to Wyoming to see Greater Sage-Grouse and deliberately chose a route that would take me through this refuge. I expected more of a marshy … Continue reading

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