I just got home from birding the Rudyard area. I went with a new friend, who loves to bird, but doesn't get much time too. Also, said she doesn't have anyone in her family to go with. Went to the same school, but since I was a few years ahead, we were never really friends, a few months ago, we ran into each other and started catching up...found out she loves to bird! Our off work hours matched up today, so we hit the road. Helping someone find lifers is so much fun! Today in the Rudyard area we saw: 4 snowys , 6 Eagles and two more after crossing into the L.P. on our way home. We saw a small flock of Evening Grosbeaks, a very small flock of Pine Grosbeaks, a huge flock of Sharp tailed Grouse, a huge flock of snow buntings, and a huge flock ( I mean HUGE) of ducks at the bridge, but couldn't tell what they were, I had cars on my tail. If anyone else crossed today (around 1pm) and was able to ID please tell me! All in all, a great day...almost all birds were firsts for my friend.