The Avocet and the tern: a short story.

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Imagine you are an American Avocet enjoying a quiet morning in the pond. A bit of feeding and then a little relaxation then a bit of feeding.

Then without warning a Forester’s Tern makes a sudden and unannounced and dramatic visit to your patch of the pond.

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Looks like he got what he was after. Just a brief interruption of an otherwise peaceful morning.

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For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

American White Pelican


No matter how often and for how long, seeing American White Pelicans on alpine lakes in Colorado and Wyoming, in the Sandhills of Nebraska or just in the City of Denver always seems just a bit odd. One of those things you experience over and over and should register as normal but just isn’t. Anyway, this good looking Pelican is perched on Lake John on a cloudy and cold spring day near Walden, CO.