Saturday, April 2, 2011

Davenport on Grouse Trips 4/2

It has been decided that instead of waiting a week for a grouse trip to finish and getting reports, I will transcribe telephone reports of current grouse trips. I will do my best. Amy Davenport

April 2, 2011

The CoBus grouse trip started their day at the Colorado National Monument in Mesa County. Gambel's Quail were found in the subdivision outside of the eastern (southern) entrance to the park.

They could not find any Black-throated Sparrows at the eastern entrance. Pinyon Jays flew around the Campgrounds.

A Sage Sparrow was found along Mesa County Road 4 at approximately 7.7 miles north of County Road S.

They relocated the Black Phoebe east of Pinnacle Rock in Escalante Canyon in Delta County. A Western Screech-Owl was located also.

Sandhill Cranes, Greater Yellowlegs, Yellow-headed Blackbirds and Tree Swallows were reported at Fruitgrower's Reservoir in Delta County.

They ended their birding day at Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park in Montrose County. Two Dusky Grouse were seen along the south rim drive. Note: The south rim drive is now open to its west terminal.

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