Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Visit to Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

My back was significantly better today after doing the exercises recommended here so I took a nice long walk at Broadmoor.  I can't remember the last time I was over there.  There most common bird was Mallards, but I also saw Canada geese, Tufted Titmice, Black-Capped Chickadees, a Belted Kingfisher, Blue Jays, Eastern Bluebirds, Dark-Eyed Juncos, Downy Woodpeckers and American Goldfinch.

The field just outside the visitor center was busy with Eastern Bluebirds.  They were landing on the various bird houses.  There were at least two dozen.  So nice to see all that brilliant color in an otherwise beige/brown landscape.

Eastern Bluebird
(this one was banded)

 Fall berry colors

No butterfly sightings today, but I saw this fly buzzing around in slow motion!

Mallard Duck dormitory

It was mid-morning so these guys must have been partying pretty late last night.

More bluebirds in the back meadow!  This one is also banded.  It can't be the same one, can it????

 Downy Woodpecker

Someone bit off a bit more than they could chew....or they are saving the leftovers for another day.

Autumn Meadowhawk

There were at least two pairs of mallards that were mating.  Is this the right time of year for ducks?  The ones in this video were at the "Do you come here often?" phase, just checking each other out.

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