On Sunday, Dorinna and I went bird-watching at Running Deer Natural Area in Fort Collins.  The place was fantastic- we saw 17 species, including a few new ones (highlighted in orange below).  The shot above is a flying American White Pelican.  Other photos appear below.

WIRR 2008 May4

  1. American Avocet
  2. American Robin
  3. American White Pelican
  4. Belted Kingfisher
  5. Bullock’s Oriole
  6. Canada Goose
  7. Eastern Kingbird
  8. Great Blue Heron
  9. Killdeer
  10. Mourning Dove
  11. Osprey (nesting)
  12. Pied-billed Grebe
  13. Red-winged Blackbird
  14. Western Meadowlark
  15. Western Wood-Pewee
  16. Wilson’s Phalarope
  17. Yellow-headed Blackbird

Technical Data:  Canon Rebel XTi; Canon EF 100-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 USM at 300 mm; f/9 at 1/400; ISO 100. 

WIRR 2008 May4 OtherImages 1
Canada Goose in Flight

WIRR 2008 May4 OtherImages 2
American White Pelicans
WIRR 2008 May4 OtherImages 3
American Avocet

WIRR 2008 May4 OtherImages 4
Yellow-headed Blackbird