Today the morning was about 28 degrees F with no cloud cover or precipitation with about 0 wind speeds. The high male count was 26 with a high female count of 2, combing to a total of 28 birds seen today.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The morning today was about 26 degrees F, with 100% cloud cover. It began snowing in the mountains to the south of the site beginning shortly after sunrise, and by 7:45 began snowing lightly at the site. A high count of 9 males was observed today, with no females seen. They stayed in the North Meadow for only 15 minutes after sunrise before flushing to the East Ridge and across the road. Throughout the remainder of the morning, up to 8 grouse were seen on the ridge until about 8:03. The last few males continued displaying in the snow, until they dropped behind the ridge and were no longer visible. A coyote was observed to the south of the Main lek around 6:45, but did not come near the grouse today. Other wildlife observed today was Elk, Black-billed Magpie, Red-winged Blackbird, and Vesper Sparrow.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Today the morning was about 27 degrees F, with about 10% cloud cover. Wind speeds were calm and there was no precipitation. The high male count was 5 with a high female count of 3. In addition, 12 unknown grouse were seen, combining to a total of 20 observed this morning.
Monday, April 19, 2021
The site re-opened for viewing yesterday, April 18th and will remain open until the end of the season, April 30th.
Saturday morning, April 17th, was about 28 degrees F with 100% cloud cover and wind speeds of about 5 mph. It snowed about an inch. No birds were seen today, potentially due to the presence of snow, but there was also very low visibility caused by the snow.
Sunday morning, April 18th, was about 20 degrees F with 97% cloud cover with wind speeds at about 2-4 mph. The high male count was 24 and the high female count was 1, with an additional 3 unknown birds seen, adding to a total of 28 birds observed.
This morning was about 26 degrees F with less than 10% cloud cover and wind speeds of about 0 mph. The high male count was 14 with a high female count of 2, with and additional 40 unknown birds seen, adding to a total of 56 observed today. The 40 unknown birds were observed flushing from the North Meadow to the left of the road before they were seen on the ground, likely because they were hidden behind the willows.