All in All, a good day at the Nature Center.
There have been some Pelicans hanging out at Fountain Creek Nature Center. I went down there at lunch today. I guess I can probably blame “finding nemo”, whenever I do a pelican voice in my head, it has to have an Australian accent.
A friend took me on the campus today to see the eagle’s nest. Both were there, and we were able to get a glimpse of both babies. I got caught changing settings and “chimping” and missed one of them take off from its perch! next time, next time.
Took a drive today and ran across a few things. Including a distant sighting of one of the Bald Eagles calling the Fountain Valley School home.
On the way home from seeing the Williamson’s at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, we stopped by the beaver pond. Across the creek from the pond is the Colorado College field. They had the lights on tonight, and the trees around the pond still had leaves. It was like the largest light painting ever.
Even though it was a balmy 90 degrees in Fountain, we went to the Nature Center for a nice walk. I think Brady may have enjoyed the stroll through Big R more than the nature center, Big R has AC!
It’s most likely our last sunny day for a few days so I went to the hawk nest today. The male now has a fairly predictable behavior when I show up. He voices his opinion, goes back and forth across the nest, then circles overhead, sometimes pretty close. He really does need to unwad his panties, I am across a fairly large creek.
I am pretty sure this is the male of this breeding pair.
Herons on my way into work, Hawks at lunch. The nesting pair was very active, on and off the nest several times.
Saturday night, time to check out the beavers. Yep, its an exciting life we lead here in Colorado.It was essentially dark out for several of these pictures. I was really pushing the limits of my camera in many of these.