Today we woke up early to find a snow covering. We set off to a grassy area and as the daylight appeared we were treated to fabulous close views of about 15 Sharp-tailed Grouse performing on a lek just a short distance from the road. The males were running around with their wings held out and purple air-sack puffed out. This we watched for about an hour.
This was the best I could do in the circumstances.
This was our main goal of today and after breakfast we set off toward our next destination of Walden.
Along the way we saw Swainson's Hawks, Long-billed Curlew, and numbers of Sandhill Cranes. Near Walden we check a lake that held hundreds of waterbirds including Canvasback, Redheads, Western and Eared Grebes, White Pelican, Avocet, a Franklin's Gull, lots of California Gulls and a lone Ross's Goose.