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~Almost feels like Spring…

 

Loveland, CO, May, 2017

A cool Spring day here in the Colorado Rockies. We went for a walk this morning along the Big Thompson River. Looks like we are caught in between Winter and Spring.

Soon, warmer weather will melt the snow in the mountains sending runoff to fill the river.

Big Thomson River
Big Thomson River waiting to be replenished.

Some Cottonwood trees have seen better days, some are starting to sprout their leaves. Wildflowers are starting to bloom. We heard that a Great Horned Owl is nesting in one of the Cottonwoods along the river path. Can’t wait to see babies.

Flowers starting to bloom along the Big Thomson River
Nice to see green here in the West.

Snow melting in the sun after our weekend snow.

After a spring snow
After a spring snow, in our yard.

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring day!

~Hawk on Howard’s Antenna

Cold and snowy in Loveland, Colorado…

Current temperature, five degrees. Low tonight  -14. It snowed all day yesterday leaving us with about five inches of new snow.

While out shoveling the driveway, Howard spotted this beautiful Red-tailed Hawk sitting on his ham antenna.

I had just walked under the Hawk while clearing spots, in the back yard, to place bird seed. I didn’t see this beauty until Howard said, “Look at my antenna!”. I thought I was going to see broken wires when I looked up.

No wonder I didn’t see any birds anywhere in the yard, and haven’t for the last hour or so.

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I think he is watching me.
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Didn’t really seem to be bothered with me taking his photo from the driveway.

 

~New Year’s Day-2017

Happy New Year!

~Peace to all…

Peace

~Share your life with those you love….

A Little Thaw

~Enjoy what you do…

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Mr. Redhead having a fun moment

~Treasure your friends…

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“I’am looking out for you.” Redheads

~Do fun things with your spouse…

Hooded Merganser piar
Mrs. and Mr. Hooded Merganser

~Laugh a lot…

"Look at them Sally, they are all asleep."
“Look Sally the guys are snoozing!”

~Enjoy going places…

"I think we need to head south."
“I think its time to move on; it cold here.”

 

~Today’s Feathered Friend

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

What a wonderful surprise it was to glance down at one of our feeders and see this beautiful, perhaps first spring, Indigo Bunting. I don’t like posting photos of birds at the feeder, but he was so skittish I was just glad to capture him at all.

We haven’t spotted him since this photo was taken and we are hoping, after being in its breeding range this spring and summer, he is well on his way to winter ranges.

 

Bluejay feather
Bluejay feather
A Northern Flicker feather
A Northern Flicker feather

 

Happy Birding!

 

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Charlotte at Prairie Birder

Michelle at Rambling Woods