Saturday, May 23, 2009

Manitou Lake

Looking for a change of scenery I headed up to Manitou Lake. Manitou Lake is a small mountain lake outside of the town of Woodland Park. For the most part the lake had very few birds but lots of fishermen. There were eight American White Pelicans on the lake that seemed out of place and rather striking in this environment.

American White Pelican

Black-chinned Hummingbird

At one end of the lake is a boardwalk that goes through a cattail marsh. I sat on the boardwalk for about 10 minutes and saw a Virginia Rail and a Sora. I also heard some really strange calls (like a laughing Java the Hut) coming from what I believe were the Virgina Rail. It is hard to believe that an animal that small can make such a loud and deep sound.


DJB's Photo Adventures said...

Hi Robb,
Where did you take the picture of the Black-chinned Hummingbird? It is really good!

robbh said...

Thanks Debbie!
It was working the bushes between the parking lot and the marsh at Manitou lake.