Date: 5/4/18 4:47 pm From: Mike Henwood <mhawkhen...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> Subject: [wsbn] Little Blue Heron & others - Grand Junction area
Kathleen McGinley and I found the *Little Blue Heron* in the same pond along the Pear Park section (east of 29 Road) of the Colorado River Trail. It was on the north side of the pond just below the hunting blind. We had to go to the far east side of the pond to see it.
Also had a *Solitary Sandpiper, *4 Black-necked Stilts and 2 American Avocets.
Redlands Parkway ponds had the following shorebirds:
As a side note, I don't ever remember a year where we saw so many Black-necked Stilts. I think the weather - high winds with thunderstorms - kept a number of shorebirds in the Grand Valley this week - other years they probably drop in for a short time or just fly over. We have seen a good number of shorebirds this past week.