northern pygmy owls, lower Dolores river
- Upstream from Bradfield Bridge today I found two separate northern pygmy owls perched and hunting. Other birds in the canyon included numerous Townsend's solitaires, chickadees, juncos, a kingfisher, a Clark's nutcracker, one red-tailed, and a hairy woodpecker.
Near Cortez today I did a GBBC for Nielson's pond (mostly redheads), Denny Lake (mostly redheads with a handful of canvasback plus one marsh wren), and Totten (coots by the hundreds, 150 common mergansers, rb gulls, some ruddy ducks, and a killdeer). Other birds on all those counts but those were the interesting ones.
pygmy owlDennis GarrisonCortez for the weekendPS I hate this keyboard