Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bird walk in Wash Park with The Friends of Washington Park

Had a fun time leading a bird walk for The Friends of Washington Park (FANS) recently in Washington (Wash) Park The winter cold weather was winding down but the partially frozen Smith Lake allowed some close watching of ducks, geese, greebs, and shorebirds. Seeing them this close up is in the urban setting of Denver is a real treat.
Coopers Hawk left overlooks Smith Lake.

Just a Ringbilled but had fun digiscoping from about 60 yards with my Cannon point and shoot and Swarovski Spotting scope.

This Northern Shoveler and about 6 others were in character swimming in tight circles to create vortexes to have food rise to the serface.

Common Golden Eye was a very entertaining diver at Smith Lake.

Most pictures taken with Leica cameras.