Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Signs of Spring-Bird Watching at the Anniversary Inn B & B

   We are experiencing the signs and songs of Spring in that the Elk are shedding their horns www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/elk.htm,the Blue Birds are returning to mate http://www.allaboutbirds.org/Page.aspx?pid=1189&ac=ac  , and Roger and I are watching a Great Horned Owl couple and their nest in Rocky Mountain National Park.  The RMNP Bird Walks will begin in April to observe the nesting and migration of birds that come each year to mate and vacation for the summer.  This is much like our guests.
    The Anniversary Inn Bed and Breakfast  has hosted the rare Cordilleran Flycatchers for the 5 years that Roger and I have been here.  Last year, a bald eagle stopped by to eat a breakfast of fish in a tree outside the Inn window. His picture made the front page of the Estes Park News. We have an owl that frequents our trees outside the Cabin, he performs 2-3 nights a week.  A guest sat outside by the firepit one morning last summer and spotted 24 different varieties of birds in 2 hours.
    Spring is heard in the increasing number of birds singing in the morning.  The temperature has been in the 50's and 60's this week.  The turkeys have returned as we have a pair hanging around the Inn.  The elk and deer are more active and are spotted daily at the Inn.  I was stopped outside of town waiting for about 200 head of elk to cross the road.  Why does the elk cross the road?  Come see us and we will give you the answer.  We had a 6 point bull in the front yard today and I asked him to please drop his horns in our yard.  I will let you know if he honors my request.
    I must go now as the Red Tailed Hawk is eyeing the poodles and I need to get them to safety.
Living the Dream, Roger and Karin Steers Your Estes Park Bed and Breakfast Hosts

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