I did go to Barr Lake yesterday afternoon. I was hoping to see some Bald Eagles–I understand that 13 are there now. But, I didn’t see any. Only after I got home and downloaded my photos did I notice that I did “see” two–an Adult and a Juvenile sitting on a sand bar in the lake–apparently waiting for a chance to steal a fish or two.
I saw tons of Canada, Cackling, Snow (White and Blue Morphs and Juveniles), Greater White-fronted, and Ross’s, Geese. I saw A Kestrel–or the same one was following me around the park. I’ve noticing this happening before. Maybe it thinks I’m a large mouse… There were Starlings and Black-capped Chickadees. And I managed to get a photo of a Red Squirrel that thought it was hiding from me. I also saw three Mule Deer.
But the most amazing thing about Barr Lake is that the view changes constantly as you walk the Perimeter Trail. The colors of the sky are constantly morphing into different colors, and the Rocky Mountains never seem far away.
I never get tired of vising this special place!
I was filled with a sense of gratefulness that I have this wonderful place to visit just a few minutes away. And I’m thankful that I can share photos of Barr Lake with others, and also keep them as beautiful memories.