Monday, January 16, 2012
Field Notes 1/16/2012
Great Sand Dunes National Park-- a windy and cloudy day. On the Mosca road by the San Luis Lakes we saw the golden eagle that we have seen before--flying low and being mobbed by two ravens. At the dunes we walked through the picnic grounds and saw nary a thing. We headed up to the campground and saw several dark-eyed juncos, a spotted towhee under pinon pines and a flock of American robins flying overhead.
Looking to get out of the wind we hiked up Mosca Pass and heard a woodpecker but Diane saw only a flash of wings. On the drive home we spotted a red-tailed hawk and a northern harrier.
Back in Alamosa we checked out Riverwood Pond on which were swimming several Canada geese and two common golden-eyes.