Time For Summer Fun

Photograph of an Osprey in Flight
Wildlife in Colorado – Osprey in Flight

Despite the lack of blog entries recently, I’m still alive and well.

I’ve been knee deep in getting my cabin fired up for the summer and this year has been a particularly busy time with several renovations going on.  I’m just about done with that business.

While in Red Feather Lakes, I usually take a spin around the surrounding mountains and lakes to look for wildlife in the mornings at sunrise. I normally come up with something too.

Take this Osprey for example. Found this bird and a bald eagle hunting Lake Letitia in Red Feathers. The Osprey was far more cooperative, performing its hunting acrobatics just 50 yards from me in good light along the lake shore.

I’ll be spending more time in Red Feathers as the summer progresses and you’ll be seeing more photographs from that area as well.  Moose season is beginning and I’ve got two group photo tours going this summer for my Facebook Group, North American Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photographers Association.  Give us a visit.

 

 

Winter Runs Long in Colorado

Flight of Canada Geese

The Bomb Cyclone moved through the state this past week. As a result of yet another snow storm, I postponed my trip to Monte Vista for 7 days. I’ll be heading out on this upcoming Monday with the hope that the weather reports are accurate and the Sandhill Cranes are still alive and well, and in great numbers.

I did manage to get out on Friday along with my travel partner to practice our techniques for photographing large birds in cold weather.  Geese and Great Blue Heron, plus a few more ducks on a still frozen lake. My friend is an amateur photographer with great enthusiasm, but his skills get a little rusty so I’ve been working with him to dial in his mental game. It’s been paying off. I think he’ll do fine.

It isn’t like Colorado doesn’t get snow in mid-March. In fact, March is the most snowy month of the year here. The weather can’t be reasoned with, only understood and endured.

Endure we shall because Winter runs long in Colorado.