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About coloradogeography

Amy Law is a second-generation Coloradoan with a passion for her native state. This translated into a Master’s degree in Natural Resources from Colorado State University, and continues as a lifelong fascination with how people and nature interact. From family vacations in the station wagon to travel for work, she's covered the state, and everywhere she goes, she finds new things to see and ideas to explore.

Bald Eagles in Wild Storm

With Winter Storm Ulmer crashing in, the bald eagles at their Fort St. Vrain nest (https://amylaw.blog/2019/02/10/eagle-cam/)have had a hard day today. It started off with driving sleet that soaked our birds. Both of them huddled together for about half an … Continue reading

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Zoe the Mighty Hunter

Winter Storm Ulmer has been an incredible storm so far — we woke up to rain that quickly changed to sleet, then snow. The atmospheric pressure keeps dropping — Pueblo, Colorado, set an unofficial low pressure record already this morning, … Continue reading

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Angry Eagles

This morning, one of the bald eagles at the Fort St. Vrain nest was very upset about something. She had several different calls. Some sounded like a song bird, others a little like a gull. https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/baleag/introduction None were the bold … Continue reading

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Snowy Bald Eagle Nest

It was a cold morning at the Bald Eagle nest.

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Bald Eagle Egg #3, Day 1

The Fort St. Vrain Bald Eagles have been busy. They’ve added more sticks to their nest… … they are eating well… … and as of this morning, they’ve laid a third egg. If I’ve counted correctly, we should start seeing … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Egg #2 Day 1

The Fort St. Vrain Bald Eagles fussed about their nest again today. Those sticks just aren’t quite right! The larger eagle, in the foreground, flew off, and left us with a view of the smaller eagle — and two eggs. … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Egg #1, Day 1

The Bald Eagles at the St. Vrain Power Plant in Platteville, Colorado laid their first egg of the season sometime last night or early this morning. When I checked in on them around 10:00 this morning, one of the eagles … Continue reading

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Eagle Cam

Many years ago, the local power company, Public Service of Colorado, placed a nest box on the smokestack of one of their power plants. They put a camera inside, and watched what happened. What happened was that a pair of … Continue reading

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Library Goose

I love going to the library! You get the entire world at your fingertips — fiction, science, art, music, geese. Yes, geese were at the library this morning. Colorado has become a wintering stop for vast numbers of Canada geese, … Continue reading

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Red-Tailed Hawk

As I pulled into my driveway this afternoon, I spotted a red-tailed hawk about 20 feet up in a cottonwood across the street. I think this bird is a female, based on her size — female raptors are bigger than … Continue reading

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