birds

A great day - January 20, 2009

A new president elected, nice weather for the inauguration, and it was beautiful here, a balmy 65 degrees out here, so we went up to the Rocky Mtns to see what we could see - 

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A bighorn sheep grazing in the grass -

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a Magpie singing for us

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about 15 or 20 bull elk hanging out -and a few wanting to fight

On the drive I told my 86 year old mom that it was reported that out of 8 years in office George Bush spent 3 full years either at Camp David or on his ranch in Crawford Texas on 'vacation'.  She replied "Good, imagine what more he could have done if he was working all that time"  Gotta love her! Here's a picture taken last year in Redondo Beach.

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Rocky Mtn National Park

Went up to the RMNP today with Janis' parents - got snowed on a bit, saw a lot of elk and sheep.. had a good day!  Here's a couple of pictures

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Aleuvial Fan water falls

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Sheep Lake area - snowing up in the mtns

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Nice blue bird taken with my 500mm lens (HANDHELD) forgot my tripod!  In fact did the waterfall blurring handheld too with a 500mm lens and at 1/30th sec.. 

Spring is in the air - doves

Spring is in the air!   Two doves were making a nest in the covered patio of the house, and the daddy flew the coup about 2 days later - so momma has been sitting on a nest 24/7 (We haven't seen her eat but I'm sure she is, but she's always on the nest).   We put out some food for her and some water right below her on a ledge but she didnt ever eat any of it - 

Well the babies were born 3 days ago - they finally peeked out this morning and we got a photo of the proud family  -

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