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Observer: 
John Fulton
Location: 
Basalt Road
Observation Date: 
2011-04-22
Best Estimate for Number of Birds Observed: 
1000
Minimum Estimate for Number of Birds Observed: 
950
Maximum Estimate for Number of Birds Observed: 
1400
Type of Estimate: 
Visual and Untimed
Precision of Estimate: 
Scanning Blocks
Minutes spent at observation site: 
5
Distance to Water: 
greater than 100 meters
Area Estimate (square meters): 
2000

Stinging nettle patch is the nesting substrate, forming a long strip where the toe of the road and the toe of the dam join. The nettle is bordered with milk thistle along the road-side; nettle is bordered by coyote bush and willow on the opposite edge, to the west, closer to the dam. The males were about 80% of the birds seen flying. There were over 800 males and 150 to 250 females. There was no food, nor nesting material, observed being carried by the flying birds.