Two males face off while the covey of females watch or feign disinterest.
The filling of the airsacs and strange dance had me staring more than the females.
I was able to get my family out and we all watched the scene in awe.
Ummmmm...... That's some serious chicken breast.
I should have taken more scenery shots too. A beautiful place.
Plenty of game backed up the signs we saw entering Craig as the sportsman's heaven.
But as usual I was more interested in the birds. Horned Lark.
Our next destination was the Black Canyon of the Gunnison which is Colorado's version of the Grand Canyon. Of course on the way I had to hit the brakes a few times.
Mountain Bluebirds abounded.
Townsend's Solitaire in the Black Canyon.
Cassin's Finch female.
Woodhouse's Scrub Jay
This river at the bottom of the canyon undoubtedly had some American Dippers but the trails to the bottom were still closed for the winter due to icy conditions.
Not sure about the species of Prairie Dog.
I heartily recommend the Black Canyon. I plan on going back.
More Colorado fun in another post. I'm hungry and need to raid the fridge.