I have been pleasantly surprised by the biodiversity surrounding the river near my house. We are less than a mile from the proper city limits of northern Denver, but also near the Platte River. By our estimate we logged roughly 30 different species of birds plus a lizard, a snake and a rabbit. Better than expected! Here are some of our better finds… #1. Some Robins harassing a Redtail Hawk who was surprisingly indifferent. I was beginning to worry about the hawk’s health, but we later spotted the same hawk soaring around with an immature Bald Eagle to no ill effect. #2. Also surprised to see Killdeer in abundance. #3. I think this is a Teal? #4. I think this is an Eastern Kingbird? #5. I think this is a Dipper? #6. Great Blue Heron #7. I think this is a Great Egret? Ended up spotting about 30 species of birds, some of which we couldn’t get good pictures of. Those included: an immature Bald Eagle learning to fish, a King Fisher, a couple Western Tanagers, a Turkey, and a Blue Jay (disease wiped out a bunch of em out here a while back). Any of ya'll get some good nature pictures, recently?