I’m not normally one to take pictures of water fowl but Wood Ducks are just pretty darned cool. This handsome guy was hanging out in a Denver area pond back in October. The coloring is just brilliant on these birds.
A very brave – or very dumb – squirrel in northern Colorado this past Saturday. 😉 This male bald eagle seemed quite amazed that a squirrel would dare to come quite close to it. Surprisingly enough, the eagle did nothing and simply watched the rodent as it walked around the tree.
A bison walks through the grasses of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge with the city of Denver, Colorado in the background.
A female Bald Eagle appears to be giving her mate quite an earful yesterday in Longmont, Colorado.
My mission today was to find bald eagles and I was rewarded heavily. Four were seen at St Vrain State Park although the lighting was less than optimal and limited opportunities. Going into Longmont I then found a picture perfect pair. They initially were on two separate trees but the female soon came and joined its mate.
View the complete gallery of pictures from today below the main image.
This Burrowing Owl and its clan were a hoot (pun intended) to watch this past summer. They have since left Colorado for southern latitudes where the weather is warmer during the winter. These little owls have a symbiotic relationship with prairie dogs, sharing their colonies with both sounding the alert when predators approach.
I came across this handsome raptor a couple weeks ago in an area northeast of Denver . It was gracious enough to let me snap a bunch of pictures although unfortunately I have not seen it since.
Prairie Falcons are quite common in the western United States and are a very popular bird to be used in falconry .
A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of witnessing a pair of eagles drive off a third that they felt was intruding on their territory. As the event unfolded, the two aggressors performed many flybys as they circled and took stock of the interloper.
I captured many worthy images of them as they flew only about 20 feet over my head – this is one of them. To view the complete gallery of their flybys, see below the main image.
A pronghorn buck looks into the valley below as if contemplating where it should bound off to next.
Pronghorn are what folks oftentimes mistakenly call antelope. However there are no species of antelope in North America. These speed demons are the second fastest land animal on earth – only the #cheetah is faster – and capable of speeds to 55mph.
Image taken this past July in Grand Teton National Park.