My plan was to find some bald eagles in northern Colorado where I had luck last weekend. Today they were more elusive and nowhere to be found so I found a few other subjects including a hungry osprey.
The goslings, great blue heron and red-winged blackbird are quite common in Colorado this time of year. The heron, as usual, proved to be the most difficult to get close to and as usual, I ended up with only a parting shot.
The osprey is the male of a pair that nests at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. She was sitting on her eggs while he had the opportunity to roam around. He flew off soon after I arrived but returned with his breakfast – a fish. It was fun watching him eat but I do wish he had cooperated for some good flight shots.
Up in Longmont (Colorado) today looking for bald eagles and while I had no luck with them, I did find a much smaller bird to take pictures of. My daughter says it looks ‘soft and fluffy’ and I reckon indeed this gosling does. 😉
I went for a walk as usual today and didn’t really get anything particularly great scenery or wildlife wise. I did however find this old 1958 Ford Fairlane half buried in the bottom of what used to be a riverbed. With some softening and saturation of the colors I think it looks kind of cool.
Yesterday brought severe weather to the Denver area, including a few tornadoes. Today the weather was still interesting but far less violent. The skies were nevertheless pretty cool looking.
Great Horned Owlet this past Sunday in Thornton, Colorado. This is one of the owlets I have been documenting in recent weeks and it won’t be long before it and its sibling are gone. Just in the past week they have moved from the tree with the nest to a separate stand of trees about 25 yards away.
Taken early yesterday morning in Longmont, Colorado as the sun was rising. Looking to the west, Longs Peak was starting to be bathed in filtered sunlight while fog hovered close to the ground at lower altitudes.
Rumor had it there was a pair of bald eagles hanging out near McIntosh Lake in Longmont so I headed that way this morning. Found them right off the bat.
Initially tough shooting conditions with low clouds and having to shoot facing into the sunrise. The female soon left but the male turned around into the sun and then stayed and posed for two hours. I ended up giving up after that and packing it in.
Do wish he had flown off at some point so I could get some action shots but I am not going to complain.
Lacking any better alternatives I once again headed east of Denver to the area north of Denver International Airport. As expected I found plenty of Swainson’s Hawks willing to provide me with ample photo opportunities. This time they were quite cooperative with some great launches and landings.
Swainson’s Hawk today in Adams County, Colorado. I don’t have a problem getting these raptors to give me picture perfect flybys. What I do have a problem with is Mother Nature giving me gray skies as a backdrop. 😉
‘Full Flower Moon’ as seen from #Denver, Colorado. Clear, early morning skies provided a great viewing of the full moon today. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name comes from the fact that flower “spring forth in abundance this month.” It also is called the Full Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.