More Mineral & Hinsdale Birding
- My daughter and I finished her trial (successfully) Friday and I celebrated by birding a half day in Mineral and Hinsdale counties this morning. I had several good birds in the ponds along Hwy 149 and at Browns Lake SWA. Yes, Browns Lake is finally clear of ice. It did not have a great variety of waterfowl however.
Among the better birds in Mineral County were Great Egret, Franklin's and Ring-billed Gulls, Willet, and Blue-winged Teal. In Hinsdale, there were Western Grebes, Wilson'sZerbi Phalaropes, Killdeer, Osprey, Bald Eagle and a Willet.