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Bear Canyon Trail

June 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments

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The Bear Canyon Trail is a Boulder migrant trap for birds visiting here. That makes it a bird trap for me.

The month of June has barely started, and I have already been drawn twice to this trail that is just 2 miles from my apartment. Sharon and I hiked up to to the end of the trail on Monday, and I returned to the lower portion on Wednesday.

When Sharon and I hiked there, she commented that she liked the last house that we passed. I think that it is pretty nice and has an adequate location, although it’s a bit too big for my taste. This was its setting at 5:45 this morning.

‚ÄčA Trail, a House, the Devil's Thumb, and Bear Mountain

A Trail, a House, the Devil's Thumb, and Bear Mountain

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Just 10 minutes later I noticed that a jogger who had run to the top of the meadow was taking a break.

The Rest of the Jogger's Trip Seems Challenging

The Rest of the Jogger's Trip Seems Challenging

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I decided not to follow her. Instead, I followed Bear Creek where the birds were.

Shaped Like a Dart, a Rufous Hummingbird Prepares to Strike

Shaped Like a Dart, a Rufous Hummingbird Prepares to Strike

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A Spotted Towhee Proclaims His Territory

A Spotted Towhee Proclaims His Territory

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A Steller's Jay Rests

A Steller's Jay Rests

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A Bullock's Oriole Visits

A Bullock's Oriole Visits

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A Lazuli Bunting Is One of Our Most Colorful Visitors

A Lazuli Bunting Is One of Our Most Colorful Visitors

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A Western Kingbird Leaves

A Western Kingbird Leaves

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And so I left. But, like Douglas MacArthur, I shall return.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 rima // Jun 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Incredible photos! Are you saying you saw all these birds on that one walk?!

  • 2 David Mendosa // Jun 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you, Rima. Actually, that post covered two walks in the same week.

  • 3 rima // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    That is still incredible! Lucky you.

  • 4 Joan Temple // Jun 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing them.