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Glossy Ibis

We were in Colorado last week and the weather was colder than what we left behind here.  A lot of the water was still iced over and it snowed 3 or 4 times while we were there.  I was looking forward to coming back to warmth.  The cooler weather was somewhat unusual for Colorado at this time of year, normally Denver is well into spring.  We also headed up to Rocky Mountain National Park for a day but that was somewhat disappointing.  They are rebuilding the entrance and resurfacing at least part of Trail Ridge road and with all of the construction and heavy equipment and people there was not even a squirrel to be found.  The forest itself is really in bad shape with the pine beetle infestation.  Of course it is not like it snuck up on them, it is cyclical and it started about 18-20 years ago.  Looks like they are going to be cutting down A LOT of trees.  If they don’t the whole place will be a tinder box.  A bad predicament.

Eventually we stumbled upon some birds and located this nice pair of Glossy Ibis’s.  Very beautiful bird when the sun hits those feathers…