July 21, 2015
|Telluride, July 7, 2015
Today was the day I finally said, "It is waaaay too hot!" It topped 106 degrees and walking in the parking lot when we left REI took my breath away. It's hard to believe that just two weeks ago it was raining and cold when we visited Telluride.
Afternoon walks with Sally were a real pleasure for me when we were in Montrose. We strolled along listening to and watching the birds. One in particular that was quite amusing was the Killdeer.
|Killdeer nest on the ground...often on gravel. They don't line the nest with anything and their speckled eggs look like stones.
|They are very noisy. Their voice is a "far-carrying, excited kill-deer sound".
|They run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt to check their progress or to see if they have startled any insects to snack on.
|Killdeer are plovers common to lawns with low vegetation. This species is one of the least water-associated of all shorebirds.
Until next time...make a little noise and