Winona MN, August 5, 2017

Visiting home and these nice House Finches were at the bird feeder. (The House Finches were really hard to photograph in Colorado; here they just pose.) There were also Black-capped Chickadees, a pair of Mourning Doves, and Northern Cardinals at the feeder. Out back there were some House Wrens and we spotted a Ruby-throated Hummingbird as well.

House Finch
House Finch (photo: my wife)
House Finch
House Finch (photo: my wife)

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.