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The Birds of Chatfield

Author: Ann Bonnell

Photos: Jim Esten & Rob Raker

Date: May 2015

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Great-horned Owls (Owlets). Photo by Rob Raker.

Great-horned owlets in the nest, sighted at Chatfield State Park. Photo by Rob Raker.

Hiking, biking and horse-back riding are not the only things that you can do in the open spaces of Jefferson County. Ann Bonnell, long-time PLAN Jef fco Board Member and volunteer naturalist (and inveterate birder) for Roxborough State Park, South Platte Park, Denver Botanic Gardens and the Audubon Society of Greater Denver, recently sent these photos from some of her Tuesday Birder excursions at Chatfield State Park, which she guides.

The Tuesday Birders are a group of dedicated bird watchers who visit a different area of the Front Range at least once a month.

Common Mergansers in flight over Chatfield Reservoir, photo by Jim Esten, April 7, 2015 arrow

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Common Mergansers. Photo by Jim Esten

Tree Swallows at Chatfield State Park, photo by Jim Esten, April 7, 2015 arrow

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Tree Swallows. Photo by Jim Esten.

Meadowlark at Chatfield State Park, photo by Jim Esten, April 7, 2015 arrow

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Meadowlark. Photo by Jim Esten.

Red-shafted Flickers (male at top, female below) sighted at Chatfield State Park, photo by Jim Esten, April 7, 2015 arrow

 

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Red-shafted Flickers. Photo by Jim Esten.


Killdeer (nesting pair?) sighted at Chatfield State Park, photo by Jim Esten, April 7, 2015 arrow

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Killdeer. Photo by Jim Esten.

Great-horned owlets in the nest, sighted at Chatfield State Park, photos by Rob Raker, April 7, 2015 arrow

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Great-horned Owlets. Photo by Jim Esten.

Tuesday Birder - Chatfield State Park - Great-horned Owlets. Photo by Jim Esten.

Belmar Park, Englewood: Great Blue Herons engaged in nest-building. Photo by Jim Esten, April 2, 2015. arrow

Tuesday Birder - Belmar Park - Great Blue Herons. Photo by Jim Esten.

Copyright © 2015 Ann Bonnell




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