November 07, 2011

Ptotally Pterrific Ptarmigans

Final day of our very successful Colorado mini-tour. Noah and I have been out here for about a week now. We played in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Got to reconnect with some old friends as well as do some birding! On Friday we ventured all the way up to Guanella Pass where, after a long time searching (and a substantial amount of huffing and puffing at 11,ooo ft) I found a group of five WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN! Such amazing birds. Life Bird #600 though that does include 40+ species from our trip to Europe last February. Anyway, here are some more pics...Noah and Carolyn on top of Guanella PassA pair of Golden EaglesMy first ever Big Horn Sheep!Off to Arizona tomorrow! Woohoo! Hey... major thanks to Paul Somlo and Gail Barry for their generous help with logistics and hospitality this week. Couldn't have done it without you!