This Little bird Came To Visit At My Bedroom Window In Estes Park



Phil and I had a full day planned to go down to Loveland and Fort Collins for the day. But I woke up feeling really punky so I decided to stay home and get some much-needed rest. He could brave the venture by himself.

Low and behold, about 5 minutes after he left I heard all this commotion at my bedroom window. I looked up and there was this little bird struggling to walk along the sash on the window. There wasn’t even enough room for a window sill.


He looked in at me for a bit as if to say, “I’ll be watching you today!” He stayed a while, looking in at me every here and there, and then finally flew away.

He brought a smile to my face all day long! How cute was that?!

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Love Those Cedar Waxwings At Lake Estes!



I was just commenting to Phil last week that I hadn’t seen any Cedar Waxwings this year at Lake Estes. And then, there was one Cedar Waxwing flitting from tree to tree right in front of us.

Such a beautiful and colorful bird! Love the red on his wings and the yellow on the tip of his tail.

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Little Hummingbird At My Home in Estes Park



When I looked out the window at my home in Estes Park early the other morning, there was this little Hummingbird perched on the bench of our picnic table. He was so cute, but what was he doing there? Ready for breakfast? How cute!


We took a few photographs as he looked around. Then he tried fluttering his little wings without moving at all.


And finally he flew away. We wondered if he had hit the window and was stunned for a few moments… Such an endearing little guy!


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Cute Little Duckling Swimming In Lake Estes



Phil and I were walking down by Lake Estes when we saw this little duckling swimming merrily along the shore. We both looked at each other and said, “Where is his mother?” “Why aren’t there any other ducks around?”

I sure hope he found his family or they found him. He was so cute and seemed so happy swimming along.

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Beautiful Robin In Estes Park



I was meandering behind the library the other day, looking for a pretty wildflower photograph along the little stream. This Robin flew up on the post and posed for me. He had just found his lunch and it was still in his beak. Or…lunch for the little ones?

I took some photographs looking in one direction and then some in the other direction.


I can’t decide which one I like better. What do you think?

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Three Flicker Babies In Estes Park!



I was walking home the other day when I heard some noise in the grass. As I got closer, Mama and Papa Flicker and their three babies flew out of the grass. The two adults flew up to the power line while the babies flew up to the top of a sign.

This is the only photograph I could get, but I loved it! I have never seen a Flicker baby and there were three!

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Double-Crested Cormorant At Lake Estes



The Double-crested Cormorant reminds me so much of back east. As we kayaked along the shores, the Double-crested Cormorants were everywhere!

They were so much fun to see as they dove for food or lazed on the rocks with their wings spread to dry.

Have you ever seen a Double-crested Cormorant?

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Family With Eleven Ducklings At Lake Estes



This Mama Duck at Lake Estes was patiently teaching her little ones how to dive for food. They were just adorable.

One of the little ones was so hesitant to go under…but he finally did!


What a big family of little ducklings! She sure is a busy mom!

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Two Huge American White Pelicans At Lake Estes



I saw these two huge white American White Pelicans flying over Lake Estes on Friday. They landed right at the peninsula by the bridge.

What an enormous bird compared to the Geese that are standing next to them!

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