Saturday, May 5, 2018
This morning was 33 degrees, mostly clear skies, and calm. 2 males were first observed on the east ridge at 5:55 am. At 6:37 am, a total of 7 males and 0 females were observed on the ridge. At 7:14 am a coyote was on the ridge, but no disturbance was noticed. No sage-grouse were observed in the north meadow or main lek.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
This morning was 30 degrees with about 50% cloud coverage. Cattle were out grazing in the north meadow again, so no sage-grouse were observed there. At 6:15 am 6 males were observed on the east ridge. By 6:36 am, a total of 8 males were observed and no females for the morning.
Monday, April 30, 2018
This morning was smokey and led to low visibility. However, sage-grouse were still observed! At 5:55 the first male was observed on the east ridge, later in the morning a total of 8 males and 3 females were counted on the east ridge at 7:15 am. By 7:20 am all the birds walked to the other side of the ridge and could not be seen anymore.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Today was a warm morning at 39 degrees, it was cloudy when we first arrived to the site, but quickly cleared up! There were cows grazing in the north meadow all morning, and we did not see any sage-grouse out there. At 5:40 am the first 2 male sage-grouse were spotted on the east ridge. We saw a total of 8 males and 1 female on the east ridge, at about 6:00 am.