January closeout

January 31, 2006

Some highlights from today’s end-of-January outing, which like the rest of this month felt more like April than mid-winter….

First up, a White-crowned Sparrow, which I found cavorting with some juncos along the Poudre River trail just north of Mulberry in Fort Collins…

A late-morning Wood Duck at Prospect Ponds, one of 4 males and 2 females there…

A male Belted Kingfisher, at the southernmost of the Prospect Ponds, just north of the water treatment plant…

And now the lovely female…

A Greater White-fronted Goose, amidst a bevy of Cackling/Canada Geese at the pond just south of the ELC. Damn those heat waves, which made it hard for me to get a non-blurry shot….

And lastly, at Cottonwood Hollow, a partial albino Canada Goose.

The sparrow photo was taken with my digital SLR; the rest were digiscoped.



  1. Great pics! Sounds like it must’ve been a wonderful day for birding.

  2. Super photos. Great time hey!

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