I carved out time for one day in Rocky Mountain National Park on our trip back to Colorado earlier this month. It was a meander from the east side to the west on my way from Littleton to Crested Butte with Zak, which is the very definition of "taking the scenic route" since the park is a good 90 minutes away from what would be considered any sort of direct route between the two places.
As with all visits to RMNP, it was completely worth the drive.
House Wren. A bird with a meal is a treat for a photographer, so I quickly snapped a shot of him with his prize.
raven. Or Alfred Hitchcock. But still a nice effect.
catchlight on the eye.
Red-naped Sapsuckers. Or at least, they were being fed by one. I waited patiently for the parent's infrequent returns, slowly being bled dry by mosquitoes. And all the while the wrens kept coming back. So I kept shooting them.