Ocean-going bird makes rare Grand Valley stop

This red phalarope in its white and black winter plumage was spotted Oct. 3 on a pond near the Redlands Parkway. This was only the fourth confirmed sighting in Mesa County of this Arctic breeder since 1979. Photo by Dale Taylor



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This red phalarope in its white and black winter plumage was spotted Oct. 3 on a pond near the Redlands Parkway. This was only the fourth confirmed sighting in Mesa County of this Arctic breeder since 1979. Photo by Dale Taylor

It’s the rare day a Red Phalarope comes to town. While large numbers of this Arctic breeding bird are seen along the coasts during its migration to and from its winter waters in…




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