Monument Rock

On Saturday evening, I went birding in the portion of Pike National Forest that extends below Mount Herman. The main feature of this section is the outcropping of rock that gave the nearby town of Monument its name.

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A woman was hiking around the area while letting her dog go where it would, including into the pond (that used to be for cattle).

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A pair of Prairie Falcon were hanging out on the top of the rock. One of them can be seen as the small dot on the top of the rock. I got great views with my binoculars, but I only had my cellphone for photos.

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I also saw:

  • American Crow
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay
  • Common Raven
  • Townsend’s Solitaire
  • Mountain Chickadee
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