Colorado Trip Part II

Here are ten more photos from our Colorado trip. Some are life birds, some birds we see at home all the time, all are photos that felt were worth sharing.

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American Kestrels are numerous in the Fort Collins area. Posing on a cattail at Cathie Fromme Prairie, 5/2/13.

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Western Kingbird in the snow at Cathie Fromme Prairie, 5/2/13. 

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American Kestrel by Horsetooth Reservoir, Larimer County CO. 5/6/13. Photo by Tricia.
American Kestrel by Horsetooth Reservoir, Larimer County CO. 5/6/13. We pulled up alongside this bird and he never flew, I handed the camera to Tricia and she got a great shot. I love the detail in this photo.

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Horned Lark at Pawnee Grasslands, 5/3/13. This is the best look I've ever gotten of the "horns" of the Horned Lark.
Horned Lark at Pawnee Grasslands, 5/3/13. This is the best look I’ve ever gotten of the “horns” of the Horned Lark.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird at Cattail Pond in Loveland Colorado, 5/2/13.
Yellow-headed Blackbird at Cattail Pond in Loveland Colorado, 5/2/13.

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This Black-billed Magpie was so close I had trouble keeping the bird in frame. Rocky Mountain NP 5/5/13.
This Black-billed Magpie was so close I had trouble keeping the bird in frame. Rocky Mountain NP 5/5/13.

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This image is a little soft but I like the bird - Western Bluebird at
This image is a little soft but I like the bird – Western Bluebird at Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado, 5/4/13.

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Male Mountain Bluebird at Cathie Fromme Prairie 5/2/13.
Male Mountain Bluebird at Cathie Fromme Prairie 5/2/13.

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I would have liked to get a better shot of the red-shafted  Northern Flicker. We saw many of them but this was my best shot. Cathie Fromme Prairie 5/2/13.
I would have liked to get a better shot of the red-shafted Northern Flicker. We saw many of them but this was my best shot. Cathie Fromme Prairie 5/2/13.

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This is my first photo of a Broad-winged Hawk that was not a speck in the sky. Bobcat Ridge in Fort Collins CO, 5/6/13.
This is my first photo of a Broad-winged Hawk that was not a speck in the sky. Bobcat Ridge in Fort Collins CO, 5/6/13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 thought on “Colorado Trip Part II”

  1. I like most all of these. The Kestrel in #4 is gorgeous. I’m sure Tricia liked that one! I also like the Magpie, the Mountain Bluebird and the Yellow-headed Blackbird! So glad you got a good look at the Horned Lark, too. Looks like you had some great success with your birding while you were out west.

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