Wildlife is abundant on the Boulder creeks. The barn swallows returned to their nests under the bridge.  A muskrat was popping up every 12 feet or so. A friend saw a wood duck on Boulder Creek last week.  A few weeks ago, I saw a  northern flicker chopping out scraps of wood, enlarging a hole. today I saw flicker  head occupying the hole.  There were 8 mallard ducklings spurting around on the pond  a few days ago.  Yesterday there were 17 cedar waxwings along Boulder Creek.  One great blue heron spiraled down from 130 feet above, plunging towards the other. The great blue herons have their crest and chest feathers showing prominently. Avocets and killdeer are feeding in the ponds.

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