Just south of Fort Collins is Fossil Creek Reservoir, a large expanse of water managed by State of Colorado Wildlife staff. The reservoir is a favorite stopping place for migrating waterfowl, including thousands of Canada geese. The banks of the Reservoir are lined with old cottonwood trees, which serve as roosting sites for wintering Bald Eagles. Janet and I were out to see what we could see last evening, and we were rewarded with some excellent viewing. The photograph at the left shows a collection of Bald Eagles – I counted 30 in the photo. All together, we saw 46 eagles on our short visit!
The observation deck we were standing on overlooked a clear patch of water. Together with several dozen Canada geese, a few ducks were passing by close enough to photograph. The photo at the right is a Blue Winged Teal (I think). He was one of about a dozen that were close enough to photograph.