On a couple of quintessential Colorado blue sky days, our road trips took us to Cheney (almost mudpuddle) Reservoir, Fruitgrower's Res, across Grand Mesa, and back to GJ. Sunday's trip was to Blue Mesa Reservoir.
The following species were observed:
A mass cotillion of American Coots
A family of 3 Sandhill Cranes
Along the route:
On Sunday late afternoon after a scenic bike ride up Hwy 92 and back to Blue Mesa Dam, we heard, then counted at least 400 Sandhills flying SE at high altitude..as always, a glorious sight and sound!