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Season of the Hunter

Before dawn this morning, the waning Hunter's Moon glowed just to the west of Orion, The Hunter. Later in the morning, that large moon hovered above the Front Range, soon to disappear behind the lofty peaks.By contrast, down at South Platte Park the avian hunters were noticeably absent, represented only by a lone sharp-shinned hawk. The autumn waterfowl count continues to increase as large numbers of gadwall and American wigeon have arrived at the refuge, joined by the resident mallards, a modest number of northern shovelers, a pair of hooded mergansers and an increasing number of coot and pied-billed grebes.
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