Pair of bald eagles pays us a visit

bald eagles - poudre river stables - fort collins - colorado - 80521

Bald eagles! This pair of bald eagles surprised us during a farrier visit Thursday. Not something you see every day, especially with all the development and road construction we’ve had around here. It’s possible they enjoy hunting fish from our pond.

A White Tailed Deer scampered past the horses just under this tree a few days ago. We usually only see Mule Deer, and I did a double take, wondering at first what it was. The flick of the white tail and the tiny ears were good clues. Sorry, no pic on that. Things happened too fast.

Bald eagles just some of the wildlife at our stable

Wildlife here on the urban fringe can be a wonderful benefit and sometimes, a problem. A mountain lion dashed through our property in May of 2011 and made the news as it meandered through the north end of town. This summer, it was the Raccoons v. Animal Control. Click on the photo for “Raccoons: In sickness or in health?”

Possible sick raccoon struggles to stay on the fence - Poudre River Stables - Fort Collins - CO 80521

More wildlife we’ve “caught” over the years:

Bald eagle.
Bald eagle.
Raccoon peers through bedroom window.
Deer missed its jump.
Cutting deer out of fence.
Baby bird. Parents nested in neck of horse trailer.
Fox.

Deer.
Bear.
Bear.
Bald eagle.
Bald eagle.
Duck flew down the chimney.
Snapping turtle.
Snapping turtle.
Deer.
Fox.
Beaver damage.
Beaver damage.
Deer.
Owl.
Praying mantis.
Frog?
Bambi.
Squirrel.
Bald eagle.
Robin.
Mule Deer.
Mule Deer.
Duck flew into high-tension electrical lines.
Doves?
Toad.
Mouse.
Mule Deer.

 

 

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