Cheyenne Hawk

So often we look up at birds in flight. I think the real beauty is found when you get up high enough that they fly around below you. Mt. Cutler Trail, located in the North Cheyenne Canon Park of Colorado Springs, is a great hike. It ends on a 1,500 foot cliff on the edge of…

Canadian Goose

I’ve never understood why these are Canadian Geese. I mean Canadians are known the world over for being extremely polite. The average Canadian Goose on the other hand are kind of jerks. I mean they squawk at you, flail their wings, and generally try to bite you any time you are remotely in their space….

Camp Robber

This is perhaps my favorite bird. Not as majestic as the Eagle or well known as the California Condor, the Grey Jay even has a bland name. I prefer their common name and the infamous moniker of the Camp Robber. These medium sized birds are seemingly fearless. It is very common to have these feathered…

Glossy Ibis

This colorful bird is called a Glossy Ibis and was found at the Russell Lakes State Wildlife Area in Saguache, Colorado. The wildlife area is on Hwy 285 and about an hour and fifteen minute drive from The Great Sand Dunes National Park. Whenever Jake and I visit the dunes, this wildlife area is a…

Flight of the California Condor

The California Condor is strange, ugly bird. They are massive creatures with wingspans that can be longer than any man’s height, making them North America’s largest birds. Despite their oddities, they are graceful in flight and they seem at home amongst the massive Grand Canyon. In the Grand Canyon the Condor population is monitored closely and…

A Florida Sunset for the Birds

Why is it that simple scenes, like this Florida sunset, can invoke such peace in our souls? I took this image of the seagulls in the setting sun at Venice Beach, Florida. It is a great spot to sit and let your life slow down for a moment, watching as the small gulf waves roll…

Lesser Goldfinch

The Lesser Goldfinch seems no lesser to me than any other golden finch, but alas, it is the name that man in our infinite wisdom has given to this brightly colored bird. I like his mohawk… do you think that is bed head or is he using product? 🙂 I found this stunning specimen of…

Laser Focus

Is there any wonder as to why this bird is known as the Great Blue Heron? These giant birds are gorgeous and have a very distinctive look. They appear to have a sole laser tight focus, staring off in a specific direction for seemingly never-ending amounts of time. This one didn’t seem at all concerned by my…

New Zealand Fantail

This is a New Zealand Fantail. These little birds are figuratively part fighter jet. They are known to swoop in on the foothills of hikers and pick bugs out of the air that the hikers kick up as they tramp along the trails. Their large fanned tails allow them to cut on a dime in mid-air….