San Miguel/Ouray Birding
- Decided to follow up on George Steele's sightings at Miramonte earlier
this week. Left Glenwood early and got to Miramonte by 8 AM. Imagine
my surprise - as I drive up the entire lake iitially looked forzen
over. ooked like a long trip for nothing. Turns out there was some
open water - thae lake was about 85 % frozen.
Then I lucked out - In the limited open water, I found 4 Hodded
Mergansers, 2 Common Mergansers, 2 Ring-necked Ducks, 30 Common
Mergansers and 6 Bufflehead.
On my back home at Ridgway, I also fund 1 female Red-breastd merganser
and a Greater Scaup. I did nt refind the Red-throated Loon.
I also unsuccessfully tried for the Pelican at Montrose.