Saturday, April 14, 2012
Field Notes 4.14.12
A quick trip out to Smith Reservoir. We saw two turkey vultures flying close to the ground. On the reservoir there were buffleheads, common golden-eyes, mallards, coots and ruddy ducks. We hoped to see grebes at Smith and indeed we saw numerous western grebes. Along the north shore we saw some white geese. They were too far away to distinguish between snow or Ross’s geese. We thought they were probably snow geese in that they are the more common white goose in the San Luis Valley.
Later, back in town, we saw a hairy woodpecker and a Brewer’s blackbird during our daily walk.