Friday, April 16, 2010

Vesper Sparrows have returned

I photographed this Vesper Sparrow this week in Crowley County, Colo on the eastern plains in the company of several other Vesper Sparrows. It's rufous lesser coverts are visible, a feature rarely visible on perched birds. Visible field marks are darkly outlined cheek patch, distict white eye-ring, conspicuously streaked back. SeEtta

Great Horned Owl on nest


This owl mom is sitting on a nest in the Canon City, Colo area. SeEtta

Monday, April 12, 2010

First-of-the-year Greater Yellowlegs

I found this first-of-the-year shorebird working in a flooded field in Florence, Colo with some Canada Geese and a few ducks. SeEtta