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Re: Wildlife

Postby HighCountry » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:25 pm

Very interesting!

Here's one I took around Christmas time. I managed to get within a few feet of a small herd:

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:22 pm

Took these shots this morning on a lake near my home. The fires have really intensified the sunrises/sunsets. Tried to have some fun with the titles......hopefully providing some levity during a tense time for many.


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Re: Wildlife

Postby Sonny Yohn » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:36 pm

Yesterday on Grays and Torreys :

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Re: Wildlife

Postby HighCountry » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:27 am

A bull moose (taken a couple of days ago):

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:43 pm

Great! Where did you find this big moose?

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:54 pm

Lincoln's Sparrow (thanks to Skip for ID) near summit of Molas Pass
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Skip Perkins » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:18 pm

Mark, Great picture! I believe it is a Lincoln's Sparrow.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:59 pm

Skip Perkins wrote:Mark, Great picture! I believe it is a Lincoln's Sparrow.


Thanks, Skip! It does look very much like a Lincoln's Sparrow and I have changed the description to reflect that fact. Nicely done.

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Re: Wildlife

Postby JimR » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:49 pm

I was descending Green Mtn in Boulder this morning, and just below the cabin at the base of the Ranger Trail, I ran into this bruiser lumbering up the trail.
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Luckily, I remembered from my mountain etiquette class that uphill traffic has the right of way, so I backed up and got out of the way--and snapped a couple photos. A couple other people and I retreated across a bridge toward the outhouse--because everyone knows that wild bears don't use outhouses in the woods. He ambled past
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and headed into the woods
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Re: Wildlife

Postby mike_kadow » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:58 pm

JimR wrote:I was descending Green Mtn in Boulder this morning, and just below the cabin at the base of the Ranger Trail, I ran into this bruiser lumbering up the trail.
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Luckily, I remembered from my mountain etiquette class that uphill traffic has the right of way, so I backed up and got out of the way--and snapped a couple photos. A couple other people and I retreated across a bridge toward the outhouse--because everyone knows that wild bears don't use outhouses in the woods. He ambled past
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and headed into the woods
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Think he was displaced from the fires?

I ask only because I haven't heard of many bears in the Boulder area.
To be fair though, my first summer living here ('08), one adult waltz in from the west through the Sourdough sites in White Ranch OS Park. :shock:

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Re: Wildlife

Postby JimR » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:05 pm

mike_kadow wrote:Think he was displaced from the fires?

I ask only because I haven't heard of many bears in the Boulder area.
To be fair though, my first summer living here ('08), one adult waltz in from the west through the Sourdough sites in White Ranch OS Park. :shock:


Well, the reason I was on Green Mtn was because Bear & South Boulder Peaks were still closed, so I suppose he could have seen the same sign that I did :) . I had intended to do them but discovered when I got there they are still closed, so I went up Green. I thought it rather ironic that I couldn't do Bear Pk, but instead encountered a bear on Green Mountain.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby JimR » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:15 pm

mike_kadow wrote:Think he was displaced from the fires?

I ask only because I haven't heard of many bears in the Boulder area.
To be fair though, my first summer living here ('08), one adult waltz in from the west through the Sourdough sites in White Ranch OS Park. :shock:


Sorry if the previous response was a bit facetious. In fact, bears in Boulder are not all that rare. There was the famous bear falling from the tree earlier this year, and we had three bears up in a tree at NIST a few years ago. It seems we get one or two bear-in-town incidents per year.
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