Friday, June 22, 2018

The Ubiquitous Mallard

One of the most common birds at ponds and parks is the mallard. The mallard has given rise to specific populations that are now...

Longmont Weekly Wild: The Lark That Wasn’t A Lark

One of my favorite sights this time of year is of a male western meadowlark sitting on top of a fence post, head thrown...

Carpets of Purple

For the past few weeks I’ve been seeing carpets of purple flowers along the roadsides and sometimes in people’s lawns. I look forward to...

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...
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