This morning, we went in search of moose. We went to Brainard Lake near the Indian Peaks Wilderness. We did not see any moose, so we hiked to Long Lake. We didn’t see any moose, but the views were incredible. Of course, Regis and I both had long lenses on our cameras and I forgot my cell phone, so we have no pictures of the amazing views.
After our short hike in this air which is significantly lacking in oxygen, I left Dart and Regis at the motor home and went to the Bird Sanctuary near the Estes Park Lake. My first encounter was with two snakes fornicating.
If anyone can identify the birds that I can’t, please let me know and I will update this post. It’s amazing that neither Regis or I can identify some of them with two different bird guides!
One of the things I enjoy doing the most is watching wildlife. Yesterday, we watched a gull go clamming. The gull was chest deep in water and you could tell the gull was doing something with his feet. We guessed he was clamming. He was successful in getting a clam and then flew up over the rocks and had to drop it three times before it broke open.
Later in the day, we saw this mother Red-Breasted Merganser with her chicks. Click here for a short video.
It was rainy yesterday so I went to the National Park bookstore. Regis mistakenly allowed me to go alone. When I piled up all the books on the counter for purchase, the teller asked me if I was a teacher. There were so many cool books to buy. I only bought six. I bought a field guide to New England and identified the crab from the picture I posted the other day. It is a Green crab.
There was someone driving around the campground last evening selling home-made pies. We got slices of Blueberry pie. Yum!