Day three took us to Crested Butte, over Kebler Pass, to Maroon Bells, Aspen, over Independence Pass, and then home.
It was a good night at the pond in the park. The Heron found a great spot over a pump head to fish. He got himself a nice fat Koi. The Beaver was out as well, and had plenty of observers. All in all, a good night.
These two were at starsmore. She was on the feeder first, and then got run off by the villainous male in red. My favorite is her peaking around the corner when she heard him coming.
A hawk that was in the neighborhood, the dogs on the trail, a Heron, and a swallowtail in the park.
Even though it was a balmy 90 degrees in Fountain, we went to the Nature Center for a nice walk. I think Brady may have enjoyed the stroll through Big R more than the nature center, Big R has AC!
The thunderbirds are in town for the AFA graduation. I managed to get a few shots.
we dropped by the hummingbird festival today at Starsmore. The birds from the pueblo raptor center were there for a visit.
It’s most likely our last sunny day for a few days so I went to the hawk nest today. The male now has a fairly predictable behavior when I show up. He voices his opinion, goes back and forth across the nest, then circles overhead, sometimes pretty close. He really does need to unwad his panties, I am across a fairly large creek.
Back to mom and dad hawk today. I promise, tomorrow I’ll go see if the hummingbirds are out yet.
I am pretty sure this is the male of this breeding pair.