Monthly Archives: March 2019

March 30, 2019

We had snow showers starting around midnight and lasting until about 8:00 a.m. this morning. By this afternoon, it was sunny and most of the snow was gone. A pair of White-breasted Nuthatches showed up in the afternoon in the back yard.

White-breasted Nuthatch

Later I watched a group of four Black-capped Chickadees feeding.

Black-capped Chickadee

March 24, 2019

Yesterday friends visited our home. Their two kids, a seven-year-old and an almost-ten-year-old, were keen to see coyotes, but the coyotes weren’t cooperating. The next morning, after our friends had left, a single coyote was sunning itself in the field behind our house. This picture is for those kids–you know who you are. Come back and visit again soon.


March 13, 2019

The birds are tough in Colorado. Here are scenes from our back yard in today’s blizzard:

Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Clockwise, from top, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco

March 11, 2019

We’ve traded Red-bellied Woodpeckers for Northern Flickers. Here’s one in our back yard:

Northern Flicker

Coyotes at play in the field behind our house:


Roughly a gazillion prairie dogs live in the Bear Creek Greenbelt behind our house:

Prairie dog