Nucla water-holes this morning!
- Greetings!Lots of interesting birds around Nucla today. West of town at a farm pond a Great Egret (photo attached) and two Snowy Egrets were present with most common species of ducks including a Hooded Merganser. Over 20 White-faced Ibis were feeding along the water's edge. Two Marbled Godwits, one Least Sandpiper and two Long-billed Dowitchers were mostly resting along the edge of the pond. Several gulls were present. The gull flock was made of of Franklin's, Ring-billed and California.The best bird was a Snowy Plover found at the Nucla Town Reservoir (photos attached). That is a new species for us in Montrose County. At the reservoir a Snow Goose and a Lesser Yellowlegs were also present.There were three Greater Yellowlegs between Redvale and Norwood at a farm pond called Rapture Point. An American White Pelican was there early this morning but was gone by 11:00 AM.In a separate e-mail I am attaching our complete list of local birds this morning via e-bird.Coen and Brenda