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Spring storm brings cold, wet; hummers come to feeder

As a violent spring storm crosses the country, the temperatures along the Front Range of Colorado are hovering in the low 40 degree range, and may dip below freezing tonight, and the drizzle we’ve had all day may turn to … Continue reading

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Birds coming back

We’ve been following the Bald Eagles at Fort St. Vrain power plant closely this spring. But other birds are showing up, too. Spotted Towhees scratch in the soil for insects. But in the spring, you can hear the males calling … Continue reading

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One month old

This is one of the few times I have seen both the chicks go after the same morsel of food. Notice that the unhatched egg is no longer visible. I don’t know if they carried off, or if it just … Continue reading

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Ten days of growth…

Mama eagle shades the chicks. At this point, they are 9 days old. Up until this day, I hadn’t seen them out of the central depression, where the failed egg remains. But once they started exploring, they rambled all over. … Continue reading

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Two out of Three

It’s been ten days or so since the first two eagle chicks have hatched. They have grown and become much more active. The third egg, though, is probably not going to hatch. Today, the mother eagle stopped brooding the egg … Continue reading

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Two eaglets are doing fine; waiting on the third.

Two of the bald eaglets seem to be doing fine. Mom and dad take turns feeding them. But if the third egg is going to hatch, it needs to do it soon.

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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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