Category Archives: Birds

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

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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

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This and That

This was a day when you could fry an egg on any surface. It was close to 100° in Denver and not much better anywhere east of the mountains. I decided to check off some things on my list that … Continue reading

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Guernsey State Park

I spent three and a half hours on Monday morning birding in Guernsey State Park. I picked it primarily because it was there. I got out of my car several times, but I never wandered far from it. The park … Continue reading

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Sheridan, Wyoming

Although I’d planned what I wanted to do every day on my trip, I left things open enough to account for some spontaneity. The one nonnegotiable was Little Bighorn, which meant that I had to stay somewhere reasonably close on … Continue reading

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Bird #547 — Black Woodpecker

dryocopus martius Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 9:46 am Böblingen, Germany — hiking trails through the woods along the Panzerstrasse This bird was also on my “boy I hope I see one of those in Europe” list. When I was … Continue reading

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Bird #546 — Eurasian Treecreeper

certhia familiaris Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 8:10 am Böblingen, Germany — hiking trails through the woods along the Panzerstrasse One of the weirdest things about birding in Germany is how similar it felt to birding in the Midwest. The … Continue reading

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Bird #545 — Eurasian Bullfinch

pyrrhula pyrrhula Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 8:00 am Böblingen, Germany — hiking trails through the woods along the Panzerstrasse On Wednesday evening, I developed a sore throat. I thought it might be an allergic reaction to the 100% pollen … Continue reading

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