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Saturday…In The Parks

I seem to be stuck on song lyrics lately!

On this past Saturday, I was sitting in the house, bored and bored.  I looked at the temperature and realized I could actually go outside without fear of Raynaud’s!  I got dressed and left the house.  I went first to Ken Mitchell Open Space and Park. I was treated to some feeding activity of Ring-billed Gulls, and only a few other species.  But, the view across the lake was amazing!

With not much going on at Ken Mitchell, I decided to head over to Barr Lake State Park.  Great idea!  While the lake is still very low, and it’s still difficult to get close enough to get good photos of the shore birds, the sky was perfect for some really beautiful shots.

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Eagles and Flickers and Ducks, Oh My!

I had to have a bone scan done this afternoon.  I get so much testing done all year that it gets frustrating.  Chemo medications attack everything, and that includes bones.  Anyway, when I have procedures done, I need to unwind. So I stopped on the way home at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.  It was a great visit.  I went to Lower Derby Lake first and while I was there a mature Bald Eagle with a Juvenile in tow swooped over the lake looking for something tasty.  There were so many kinds of waterfowl that I lost count.  I also stopped at Lake Ladora and found some different species.  Of course, as with any time I go somewhere, a storm brewed up and forced me to leave. But it was a beautiful way to spend a little time and forget the rest of the world!