13 January 2014

New Year's Day Birding

On New Year's Day, after watching Chickadees and Blue Jays in the backyard, we took a few birding stops.  First we went to Lake Loveland to look for Iceland Gull but it was a bust.  On the way back to Fort Collins we had killer looks at a Rough-legged Hawk.  First lifer of the year.  Our last and final stop was at Grandview Cemetery where we found a Townsend's Solitaire that gave us great views on top of a gravestone.  It was a day of white-cheeked geese, robins, starlings, Ring-billed Gulls, and Red-tailed Hawks.  Not so bad for just a few hours of birding and a great way to kick off the new year!

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