14 Aug 2012
Glen Canyon NRA
San Juan County, Utah
(E-mails from Dennis Shirley, 14 Aug 2012)
Spoonbill was still in same areas as previously noted from the mouth
of the Dirty Devil River almost to the Hite area on the San Juan County
side of Lake Powel this morning from 9:00am till noon when I left and went
to Monticello. I watched it feeding, perched high in the partly submerged
trees, preening, and basically hanging out with the Great-blue Herons. At
11:00am I hiked 40:00 minutes north from the Hite boat ramp over and
several slickrock draws and was able to get within about 50 yards of the
bird. I got a bunch of photos and will forward a couple later. The bird
appears to be right at home so if anyone can find the time give it a try.
It may be a long
time before our next record.
(E-mails from Dennis Shirley, 15 Aug 2012)
Here's a couple
of photos of the Hite Lake Powell Roseate Spoonbill.
by Dennis Shirley