Spring birding in the driest state in the Union has been fun so far although my birding time is severly limited at the moment by my having to work! I managed a couple of hours last Sunday evening and then morning and evenings so far this week. Photo ops have not been spectacular but I`ve mostly been distracted with looking for White-headed Woodpeckers without success.
Local to the hotel is a nice wetland which is teeming with Marsh Wrens, I`ve never seen so many in one place. The same site had a hunting Short-eared Owl yesterday plus a lone Tundra Swan. Today I found my first American Avocet of the trip. When I get to the weekend the pace will quicken and I`m hoping for a few lifers. So far my trip list is a modest 60 species but I`m adding to it every day which is good.
Below a handful of photos, all taken with the Nikon P510 which seems to have a mind of its own sometimes when it comes to getting things in focus!