Great day for a walk in nature…ish!

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  1. Bergy

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    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.

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    #2. Also surprised to see Killdeer in abundance.

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    #3. I think this is a Teal?

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    #4. I think this is an Eastern Kingbird?

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    #5. I think this is a Dipper?

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    #6. Great Blue Heron

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    #7. I think this is a Great Egret?

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    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?
     
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    Nice pics!

    I was in Willow Creek, CA last week. Our service center yard there is next to a school yard. I heard a commotion in the air and looked up to see two crows harassing a large bird as it was desperately trying to get away. I did a double-take as I saw the large bird was a bald eagle.
     
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    Damn crows, is nothing sacred?
     
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    Around here, it’s small birds harassing crows.
     
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    Lol, same here. That's another thing that made it special and amusing for me (not the eagle).
     
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    It is so good, to see so many bald eagles these days. They nest so well, in these tall transmission towers. We follow US 72 as it criss crosses the Tennessee River and its various impoundments. Lots of 'em.
     
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