Well, hot damn, Colorado Division of Wildlife, look at you stepping up your high-tech game! Go on with your bad self!
Currently up on CDOW’s website at www.wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/Videos is a new video series entitled, “a.m. Colorado.” The videos, which were all filmed in high-definition and recorded in digital audio, look fantastic and capture some of this state’s most unique early-morning wildlife displays -- the kind that most average Joes miss while they’re sleeping it off.
This Joe, however, is far from average. In fact, I recently witnessed the incredible and bizarre early morning courtship display of the Gunnison sage grouse for a story I wrote on the endangered bird. It’s a ritual that is very similar to that of its relative, the greater sage grouse, which is featured prominently on the CDOW site.
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Also there are displays by turkeys on the South Platte as well as prairie chickens in Yuma County. The videos are only a couple of minutes long and are so well done that they should be interesting even if you’re not a complete and total bird geek such as myself.
Here’s hoping CDOW keeps ‘em coming. – Adam Cayton-Holland