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 tripod with me everywhere.

But even without full zoom, I’m impressed. I went to Red Rocks Canyon on a cold November morning to look for a Golden-crowned Sparrow that had been seen there by the feeders for a couple days. Not only did I not find the sparrow, I couldn’t find the feeders. I was somewhat relieved when I saw that nobody else found the sparrow this day either.

Here’s what I did see.

Red-tailed Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk eating … a sparrow?

Belted Kingfisher

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