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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

Walden and Sawhill Ponds

July 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments

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Boulder County’s Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat and the city-managed Sawhill Ponds Wildlife Preserve are two of the best places for birds and for birding around here. Fortunately, they are right next to each other just a couple of miles east of the city.

I often hike one or the other of these parks. I experienced both of them early on Independence Day, and Sharon joined me there.

​South Boulder Peak and Green Mountain from Sawhill Ponds

South Boulder Peak and Green Mountain from Sawhill Ponds

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A few days earlier in the late afternoon I had hiked Sawhill Ponds alone. That day I saw only common birds, albeit in interesting activity or good light.

​An American Robin Eats Berries for Dinner

An American Robin Eats Berries for Dinner

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​A Canada Goose Forages in Last Light

A Canada Goose Forages in Last Light

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But Sharon is a great spotter. She discovered most of the birds we found on the 4th of July.

​A Tree Swallow Leaves the Trees to Visit Cottonwood Marsh

A Tree Swallow Leaves the Trees to Visit Cottonwood Marsh

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​An American Goldfinch Male Rests on a Thistle

An American Goldfinch Male Rests on a Thistle

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​Six American Pelicans Coordinate Their Fishing

Six American Pelicans Coordinate Their Fishing

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Wouldn’t it be great if humans could work together as easily as these big birds.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carole // Aug 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Really stunning photos, David!

  • 2 David Mendosa // Aug 2, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Dear Carole,

    I am so glad that you appreciate them! Thanks for writing.

    Namaste,

    David

  • 3 Shelley // Aug 5, 2014 at 7:47 am

    That top photo is so beautiful, it looks like a painting! Thank you for sharing!

    Shelley

  • 4 David Mendosa // Aug 5, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I’m glad that you appreciate this scene too, Shelley. When I saw it in the early morning light, I also thought that it looks like a painting.

    Namaste,

    David

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