After our Friday Hike, a number of us stopped by the visitor’s center. There, we found Ranger Amy talking to (and taking photos of) Sandy and her eclectus parrot, Chaco. Sandy rides long distances on her mountain bike with Chaco … Continued
I saw this raven on Saturday’s bike ride:
Whenever I visit the North Trail, this cardinal or one like him attacks the mirrors on either my vehicle or some other parked at the trailhead lot. When I last visited, it was attacking the mirrors of a Sheriff’s vehicle. In … Continued
Two more shots from my visit to Burlington last November…
I took this photo on November 1, 2013, during my visit to Burlington, Iowa.
Amy released a pair of owls at the Nursery Tank on Saturday night. These were young owls who had been either injured or abandoned. Amy hopes that these owls will stay in the park, hopefully near the Nursery Tank. … Continued
I saw this duck and two of its friends close to where I had parked. Amy tells me that the ducks are all Mallards except for the white ones. She says that those are barnyard ducks / Mallard hybrids. I … Continued
Bob took these photos at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum during the Bye – Bye Buzzards event. These are Turkey Vultures… Amy Burnett has identified the birds below as follows… Harris Hawk: Peregrine Falcon: American Kestrels. The male, on the left, … Continued