Monthly Archives: June 2023

June 25, 2023

This morning a friend and I walked the Trading Post Trail and the Geologic Overlook Trail at Red Rocks.

We were delighted to hear and see several Yellow-breasted Chats, including this one:

Yellow-breasted Chat

Listen to this bird:


Here are two views of a Broad-tailed Hummingbird:

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

A gorgeous sparrow:

Lark Sparrow

One of the most colorful birds to grace Colorado:

Western Tanager

June 24, 2023

Today I joined a 7-mile birding hike at Ken Caryl Ranch, put on by Denver Field Ornithologists and led by David Suddjian.   It was a beautiful day, and we saw 45 species, including these:

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Lazuli Bunting

Black-headed Grosbeak

Black-capped Chickadee with a meal

Virginia’s Warbler

June 20, 2023

Scenes from the Bear Creek Greenbelt this afternoon.

Mama Broad-tailed Hummingbird feeding young

Post-prandial stretching of wings

Nestlings settling in

Mama Broad-tailed Hummingbird on second nest of the season

Great Horned Owl preening

June 19, 2023

Today I joined a 7-mile DFO birding trip at Staunton State Park.  A few birds we saw:

Violet-green Swallow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Two views of a Yellow-rumped Warbler:

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)

June 18, 2023

Back home in the Bear Creek Greenbelt.

Cooper’s Hawk

Say’s Phoebe

Cliff Swallow

American Robin with food for the nest

Mama Broad-tailed Hummingbird attending to her young

The same mama Broad-tailed Hummingbird on a second nest

June 17, 2023

Ninth day in Iceland.

Common Gull

Greylag Goose and goslings

Greylag Goose family

Eurasian Wigeon and ducklings

Black-headed Gull

Eurasian Wigeons

Whooper Swans and cygnets

June 14, 2023

Sixth day in Iceland.

Meadow Pipit

Common Redshank

Common Redshank

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit

And now for mammals.

Icelandic horses

Humpback whale

Humpback whale

White-beaked dolphins

White-beaked dolphin