This morning on our walk with the dog in the Bear Creek Greenbelt I spotted a coyote, briefly, before it ran behind tall grass. I ran parallel on the other side of the tall grass. The coyote stopped at the top of a rise to look back at me, and then it was gone.
Just as yesterday, I found a Song Sparrow gleaning insects from a tree along Bear Creek.
Later in the morning a friend and I drove out to Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Bison were grazing:
We saw a number of birds of prey, including an American Kestrel, several Red-tailed Hawks, several Bald Eagles, and a couple of Ferruginous Hawks.
We saw dozens of Horned Larks and half a dozen Western Meadowlarks, including this one with a crossed bill:
Here’s one without a crossed bill:
The refuge was full of White-tailed Deer. In fact, we saw only a couple of Mule Deers. Here are two White-tails sparring: