Cherry Creek State Park – Geese Sun bath

We had a nice heavy spring snow this weekend here in Denver. It wasn’t as much as I had anticipated but decided to cancel my trip to the Sand Dunes. The Great Sand Dunes National Park trip has been rescheduled to happen in a couple of weeks just in time for a nice large moon. I did however venture out to our oasis in the city, Cherry Creek State Park to see what I could find after the storm. The roads were still quite icy, but the morning sun started to warm the park and start the thaw.

I spotted a flock of geese on the southwest side of the reservoir huddled as the morning sun started to shine on the ice-covered reservoir inlet marsh. Many still had their heads tucked into their warm feathers  to stay warm from the over night frost, but a few starting to stretch their legs and come up from a cold over night slumber. I captured this small group sitting on top of the frozen ice next to some winter marsh grass as they enjoyed their morning sun bath.

Cherry Creek State Park - Geese Sunbath

Cherry Creek State Park – Geese Sunbath – Click to Enlarge/Purchse

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  • ljsaltiel

    Lovely shot Rick. Looks so serene.

  • Michael Criswell

    Such a nice warm image!

  • What a cool scene, Rick. Wonderful capture of nature.