Category Archives: Birds

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

Posted in Birds | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds, Hikes, Mammals | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birds, Scenery | Leave a comment

Bird #549 — Northern Pygmy-Owl

glaucidium gnoma Friday, September 20, 2019 — 11:43 am Palmer Lake, Colorado — Pike-San Isabel National Forest — Ice Cave Creek Trail Nate Kauffman and I hiked up to the upper Palmer Lake Reservoir, then made the loop up over … Continue reading

Posted in Birds | Leave a comment

Is It Still Birding When You Don’t See Many Birds?

Nate is in town for a week. We headed to Denver to bird on Tuesday. Our first stop was Sand Creek, where I saw the Groove-billed Ani 10 days ago. It’s been seen in the general vicinity every day since, … Continue reading

Posted in Birds | Leave a comment

Bird #548 — Groove-billed Ani

crotophaga sulcirostris Sunday, September 8, 2019 — 2:17 pm Denver, Colorado — Sand Creek Trail Sally and I went shopping on the way home from church. I was waiting patiently by the registers at King Soopers while she checked out. … Continue reading

Posted in Birds | Leave a comment

Painted Bunting

A week ago, I was browsing through my bird list and wondering what species I’d never see again now that I live in Colorado. The two brief looks I’ve had at a Painted Bunting were both at Holla Bend National … Continue reading

Posted in Birds | Leave a comment