I'm one of three photographers vying to contribute a new photo for a mural in the Carson Nature Center at South Platte Park. They're looking for a riparian shot similar to what they currently have, but at a time of year when the vegetation is thick and green. Which is now. So this past Saturday morning I was up before 5:00 to catch the first light of dawn on the river and see if I could come up with something that will work.
Killdeer clearly had a nest nearby, because she gave me the whole broken-wing routine trying to steer me clear of the area. It was pretty fascinating to watch, and I respected her wishes by not sticking around too long.
I'm not sure if I got anything that will work for the mural. But I'm certainly happy with what I did get!