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

Prospect Lake

December 9th, 2015 · 3 Comments

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Freezing weather, like it was this morning, is hardly my favorite time to go hiking. While the temperature was 26 degrees when I got to Prospect Lake, I had dressed with my warmest gear and it was sunny, calm, and teeming with birds. So I was happy.

Among a huge flock of Canada Geese were a pair of goldeneyes.

​A Female Goldeneye (left) with a Male

A Female Goldeneye (left) with a Male

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Looking closer, I spotted Hooded Mergansers.

​Two Male and One Female Hooded Mergansers

Two Male and One Female Hooded Mergansers

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These birds found the tiny part of Prospect Lake that wasn’t frozen. But the cormorant below was happy to stay on the ice.

​A Double-crested Cormorant Spreads Its Wings

A Double-crested Cormorant Spreads Its Wings

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It waved me goodbye.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Keeliey O'Hara // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    What a wonderful blog you have. I live in Littleton and as you, I like photographing wildlife. I am new to Colorado, so, I am enjoying learning as I go. I am retired and also have diabetes. Thank you for your insight and knowledge

  • 2 David Mendosa // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks for your kind words, Keeliey. My fitness blog and my diabetes blog actually go together, not only for you and for me, but for everyone who has diabetes. That’s because getting physical activity is one of the four pillars of diabetes management. In fact, getting out in nature, by making us happier and more open to our experiences we reduce our stress, which is another of those pillars.

  • 3 Gary // Mar 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    You take very nice photos. 26 degrees seems like perfect winter hiking weather. Add a little snow flakes and I would be set. Thanks for the nice post and keep up the great work.

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