Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Another Grouse Trip, Day Four

April 9, 2012

Rebecca Kosten;

Another Grouse Trip Fourth Day

The CoBus group had a long day as they head to Kansas for Lesser Prairie-Chickens tomorrow.

Before sunrise, they relocated 12+ Gunnison Sage-Grouse at the Waunita Hot Springs Lek east of Gunnison.

They could not find Three-toed Woodpeckers at the Monarch Pass sites. Rest Stop pullover at top and the first pullover west of the Summit.

Only Richard was interested in the Least Bittern at Holcim Marsh, Fremont County. Three to one, the stop was skipped.

They relocated a Curve-billed Thrasher and Scaled Quail along Swallows Road, south of Highway 50, Pueblo West.

The four of them split up and hiked the northern side of Pueblo Reservoir. Both the Red-necked Grebe and Common Loon were relocated. Credit goes to Todd Peabody for the Red-necked Grebe find!

No Mountain Plover could be found along Bent County Road 10, south of Blue Lake.

Before dinner, they stopped at Lamar Community College, Prowers County. The Golden-crowned Sparrow and a male Northern Cardinal were relocated.

After dark, they heard a Barn Owl at Two Buttes Reservoir, Baca County.

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