Coot Lake, Boulder, CO July 18, 2017

Hot day and a lot of the time there was no shade to be had. Clouds came in late, largely after we were done walking around the lake. The same place we were able to photograph the cowbird we also saw a Yellow Warbler. Really tried to get a photo, but to no avail. The photos of the hawk and kestrel were after the walk, seen early on our way to Longmont.

Female Brown-headed Cowbird
Female Brown-headed Cowbird
Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
Coot Lake
Coot Lake. It is a good distance to walk around.
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk (pretty sure). Very large and on top of rather distant telephone pole.
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
American Kestrel

Boulder Creek near Cottonwood Lake, Boulder, CO July 17, 2017

Went for a bike ride on the red bicycles for rent. The first Great Blue Heron was at the intersection of Arapahoe Ave and Foothills Pkwy. Nice, hot, day; somewhat hurried to return the bikes before the next billing day.

Great Blue Heron
Saw almost immediately after picking up our bikes. Wandered into the reeds after about 10 minutes.
Great Blue Heron
Another G-B Heron, later in the ride.
House Finch
Lots of these, but very hard to see and photograph.
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted). Seen at same location as House Finches. There were two of them.