Category Archives: Birds

Lake Pueblo State Park

This just felt like a day when something interesting could show up around Pueblo. As it turned out, I saw several interesting things, but somehow the day wasn’t as satisfying as it should have been. I was numb with cold … Continue reading

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We spent six days in Arkansas relaxing, hiking, birding, and hanging with family. We stayed in a cabin above Lake Dardanelle. Twice, when I was driving back roads, I stopped and carried a box turtle off the pavement. The first … Continue reading

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Bird #556 — European Golden-Plover

pluvialis apricaria Saturday, October 3, 2020 — 11:10 am Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico — Lake 14 This is a very rare bird in this part of the country. European Golden-Plovers show up on the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland … Continue reading

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Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge

I drove down to Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico to see a rare European Golden-Plover (next post). While I was there, I also spotted these birds. Stilt Sandpipers Least Sandpipers Ring-billed Gull with a crayfish Red-necked Phalarope Sandhill … Continue reading

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Manitou Lake

We spent four hours at Manitou Lake, walking and relaxing. We passed some yellow groves of aspen on the way, but the color at the lake came mostly from willows along the creek. Mule Deer Here’s a close-up of the … Continue reading

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