Category Archives: Birds

Prewitt Reservoir

Prewitt Reservior State Wildlife Area is two-and-a-half hours from my house, up in the northeast corner of the state. I’d never been there before, and I’m not sure I’d ever heard of it. But the numbers and varieties of birds … Continue reading

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August Bird Photos

Barn Swallows at Barr Lake State Park (8/13/21) Immature Bald Eagle at Barr Lake State Park (8/13/21) Yellow-headed Blackbirds at Chatfield State Park (8/27/21) Western Wood-Pewee feeding three unfeathered chicks at Chatfield State Park (8/27/21). I assume this is an … Continue reading

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Slow Day

This was not an exciting day. I started at Holbrook Reservoir, near Rocky Ford. There were a lot of birds around, but the water was very low and I had to walk across a lot of open mudflat to get … Continue reading

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Searching for Baird’s Sparrow

There are only a very few birds that breed in Colorado that I don’t have on my life list. One of these is the Baird’s Sparrow. Normally, this sparrow nests in northern Montana and North Dakota. But for the past … Continue reading

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The Short, Sad Life of a Say’s Phoebe

In the spring of the first full year we lived in our house, I noticed a Say’s Phoebe repeated attempting to build a nest on a narrow ledge on our front porch. The nest kept falling off the ledge long … Continue reading

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