- first, a couple of notables that seem to be regulars around my place:
and then today there's a vulture on my lawn picking at what the new dog
drug in ...a whole rotting deer carcass [and this dog weighs 30 pounds!!!!]
On Sunday I started at the s. paynes siding reservoir across from the
redlands mesa turnoff on highway 92 between delta and hotchkiss. Then I
visited fruitgrowers, which is much higher now and has lots of good mud.
then up on the grand mesa for a 4 hour hike in the county line area.
S. Paynes Siding Res
covey of chuckar
ibis, pelicans, avocets, willet, spotted sandpipers, peeps, ducks,
geese....nothing unanticipated but a place that should be checked
juvie Virginia Rail peering through the reeds close to the road on the
n. side...which I think looks like Sweetwater in Tuscon now but smells
Franklins Gulls, either 2 or 4
Am. Bittern flying across road
many many sandpipers of various sizes..some middle-sized that I couldn't
make out well enough for id
avocets including juvies
golden eagle perched right over my head on a pole
County Line, Grand Mesa
adult goshawk, flying just over the tree tops and calling!
a cazillion red crossbills..everywhere!
three-toed woodpecker at Little Bear Campground
a pr. of pine grosbeaks landed just a few yards from me when I got out
of my car. they were feeding in the gravel. The male caught a big spider
and fed it to the female.
andrea robinsong, hotchkiss