Sunday, April 8, 2012

Another Grouse Trip, Day One

April 6, 2012

Rebecca Kosten;

Another Grouse Trip started today (Friday).

Richard Stevens, Glenn Martin, Bobby Jenkins and Todd Peabody took four hours to find a White-tailed Ptarmigan at Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Cty. They covered the eastern side of Loveland Pass from the Summit to the first pullover on the west side of the highway, south of the Summit. They were forced to climb the steep western trail. After about a mile, they turned around. Fortunately, they found two Ptarmigan on the way down. The birds were on the right (south) side of the trail at about 0.6 miles from the parking lot.

Afterwards they found three species of Rosy Finches and the usual mountain species in Silverthorne, Summit Cty.

This missed Three-toed Woodpeckers and Crossbills on Rabbit Ears Pass, Grand Cty. Ended their day with nineteen Greater Sage-Grouse at the Jackson County Road 26 Leks.

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