Colorado Nature Sites

Colorado Nature Sites

In close proximity to Denver there are a variety of sites where wildlife can be viewed in natural or protected habitats. All the sites shown below are within 45 minutes of downtown Denver.

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Lake Chatfield Hawks

Red Tail Hawks

Many thanks to the FB group Front Range Wildlife Photographers for their patience in helping me identify these as immature Red Tail Hawks. The significant characteristics are the naked tarsus, chest banding, striped tail, and the dark patch on the leading edge of the wing. Again, the location for these sightings was Lake Chatfield State Park. Click through on an image for a full size complete with EXIF data.

The geese are just for fun. Their take off over the fields against the Colorado blue sky struck me. While a common site around here, I still enjoy the view.Tony Lazzari, Photographer

It’s Not Bullwinkle….

I was out this afternoon hoping got catch something live up Guanella Pass. A car going by when I was shooting stopped and asked if I was going all the way over as there was a moose off in the fields….Guess who I found way back off the road!

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