Category Archives: Colorado Mileposts

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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