Category Archives: Mammals

Cañon City

After my long drive on Tuesday, I stuck (somewhat) closer to home on Wednesday. I began at Cañon City Riverwalk. I saw my first-of-the-year Black-chinned Hummingbird and Black-headed Grosbeak, but apart from Yellow-rumped Warblers, things were pretty dead. The Great-horned … 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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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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Weekend Sightings

Wandered the neighborhood on Saturday and went to Pueblo on Sunday. Here’s some of what I saw. Eastern Fox Squirrel. I’ve never seen one this dark before. Curve-billed Thrasher Canvasback Cedar Waxwings Found a couple hours to head down to … Continue reading

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I walked five miles at Fountain Creek. My main goal was getting photos of the Virginia Rail that hangs out by the bridge. It’s less wary than any other Virginia Rail I’ve ever encountered. The bird cooperated, although the light … Continue reading

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