A not so common bird we saw were chukars. I could not get a picture of them because they were busy scurrying across the road. They are a type of quail brought in from the old world to America as game birds in the 1930s. Another unusual sighting we had was that of a great blue heron sitting in a shallow area of the Colorado River. He is the only one we have seen in Colorado so far.
Today we left Moab, crossing the Green River as we left town. We are now in northern Colorado, and as we came into Grand Junction we started seeing the Colorado River, it feels like we have come full circle. Fortunately here it is a bit cooler, and we are seeing a lot more green foliage in the way of grass and trees.