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Walden Ponds

Posted By administrator On May 15, 2015 @ 11:15 am In Photography | No Comments

The first sunny day in almost two weeks got me away from my desk yesterday, and I headed out to the Heatherwood Trail along Boulder Creek. But it was closed due to the flooding from all our spring rain, so I went instead to the nearby Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat [1].

Boulder County has five Walden Ponds, while there’s only one Walden Pond in Massachusetts where Henry David Thoreau wrote his most famous book. Our Walden Ponds, named for a former Boulder County commissioner, aren’t quite as well known, but we probably have more birds. We almost certainly had more American White Pelicans yesterday.

Most of the pelicans were fishing together in the largest of the Walden Ponds, the misnamed Cottonwood Marsh. A few of my shots may show why I call them the most social birds.

​Up! [2]

Up!

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Down! [3]

Down!

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Non-conformist! [4]

Non-conformist!

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Besides the pelicans, the only photo that I kept was of this lone bird far from home.

​Eastern Kingbird [5]

Eastern Kingbird

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The Eastern Kingbird is a tyrant flycatcher that winters in South America. Maybe it was headed to the old Walden Pond.

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