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Rim walk    Page is set in the desert, and was originally established to service the manufacture of the Glen Canyon Dam nearby. Although it has now grown and adapted into a small town, it is still surrounded by desert, with the odd oasis of a golf course and gardens in interspersed. The Rim Walk is an 8 mile loop which more or less encircles the town, overlooking the lake, desert, and outer part of the habitation.

    I covered a small section at the head of North Navajo Drive, which is also designated as a nature reserve. One of the hopes was to see snakes along here, since they have been reported, but no luck this morning. Birdlife is sparse and of limited variety, the most common being small family parties of Black-throated Sparrows. Most of the obliging individuals were immatures. Rock Wrens are also common along here, again often seen in family groups. And that was about that for the actual walk, although a couple of battling Black-chinned Hummingbirds were near to the car park, along with a few Mourning Doves and Great-tailed Grackles.

    Back at the hotel, I decided to have a quick look at the golf course, since they can often offer an oasis to desert birds. Pay dirt was struck with a Greater Roadrunner working the fairways, eventually posing within a few metres in front of me.

Rock Wren

Mourning Dove

Rock Wren

Mourning Dove

Great-tailed Grackle

Cottontail

Great-tailed Grackle

Desert Cottontail

Roadrunner

House Finch

Greater Roadrunner

House Finch

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