|water birds dot the water|
We figured it must be a springtime thing so we thought we'd give it another try. The island is a State Park so there is a fee to visit, but it was well worth it to us today. No bugs!
We saw four new to us birds, wandering pronghorn, enough bison to exhaust my camera's battery and rocks over a billion years old. Worth the $10 entrance fee....
|three American Avocet dozing|
|very bad picture of an Eared Grebe,|
I love his red eyes
|A male Chukar with ridiculous feet!|
|our lunch view|
|A causeway led us to the Island|
|we followed the fenceline|
looking for burrowing owls
|a lone pronghorn|
|He's a real beauty even though he is a bit cowhocked.....|
|Mom and babe|
|he has Lewis's hair do!|
|Dave looking down from the trailhead at Frary Peak, the highest point on the Island.|
The tiny dots below on the other side of the road are Bison
|its a steep journey!|
|1.7 billion year old rocks comprise|
the southern 2/3 of the island
|I just love these little Chukars!|
They lined up in the shade of the picnic tables in an empty campground
What a pleasant and simple day we had. Just the way we like it.