This afternoon I saw this coyote on the prowl for food in the field behind our house. The field is greening up!
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.
Later I watched a group of four Black-capped Chickadees feeding.
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.
The birds are tough in Colorado. Here are scenes from our back yard in today’s blizzard:
We’ve traded Red-bellied Woodpeckers for Northern Flickers. Here’s one in our back yard:
Coyotes at play in the field behind our house:
Roughly a gazillion prairie dogs live in the Bear Creek Greenbelt behind our house:
The wildlife is different in Colorado. From our back deck: