Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Return of the Ospreys

Spring is definitely here and the ospreys have returned to their nesting site at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Once severely endangered due to the...

The Grasshopper Hawk

Spring has finally arrived, and I am beginning to see many more hawks migrating through. One of these, the Swainson’s hawk, is my among...

The Tooth of the Lion

Spring is just around the corner and a common harbinger of spring is making its appearance. Some love them and for others, they are...

The Wily Coyote

This will come as a surprise to some of you and not to others of you. There are coyotes living in our city. I’ve...

The Inquisitive Black-Capped Chickadee

Small and inquisitive, the black-capped chickadee is a favorite at backyard bird feeders. This is one of the species birders learn first because of...

The Acrobatic Downy Woodpecker

Out of the corner of my eye, I catch movement. There, on the trunk of a tree is a little black and white bird...

The Noisy Trickster God

Purportedly revered by the Chinook people as a trickster god, the blue jay is a colorful and noisy inhabitant in many urban settings. I...

Crazy Like a Fox

There are several places in Longmont where red foxes make their home, completely comfortable in suburbia. I can remember the day I was running...

The National Symbol That Almost Wasn’t

Majestic and graceful, a national symbol has found its way to Longmont. Bald eagles here? Yes, that’s right! For the past couple of weeks,...

Northern Flicker – A Woodpecker on the Ground

There is something strange afoot. Longmont is home to a woodpecker that likes to hang out on the ground. You may have seen them...
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