The birding started at the house, with Violet-green Swallows flitting about right off the deck. I attempted a few shots but only managed only these decent ones.
After a few minutes attempting my luck with the Violet-green Swallows, I headed into Boulder. My original plan was to spend a few hours walking the trails at Walden Ponds, but as I was headed there I decided to stop at the Bobolink Trailhead of the South Boulder Creek trail and see how the birding was there and if I couldn't find a Bobolink.
A Barn Swallow along the trail.
One of a multitude of House Wrens singing and establishing territories along the river. A fun and feisty bird to watch.
A view of the Rocky Mountains.
I watched this American Robin for a few minutes as it preened and watched what was going on. I had my camera ready and as he got ready to take off I captured this shot.
After spending about an hour and a half walking along the South Boulder Creek, and not seeing any Bobolinks, I decided to make my way up to Walden Ponds to finish my morning of birding before I headed to work.
A Canadian Goose sitting on a nest. There are a few nesting pairs at Walden that I could find.
Canadian Geese and a Double-crested Cormorant sitting on a small island out in the lake.
Though I didn't take a whole lot of pictures, I had a great time. Best birds of the day were a Yellow-rumped Warbler(Audubon's race) at South Boulder Creek, my first warbler of the year and Great-tailed Grackle and Spotted Sandpiper at Walden Ponds. The sandpiper was my 100th year bird! I also bumped my month list up to 56 on the month so far.