This was a great day for bird watching - I also saw pelicans, a prairie falcon, nighthawks, etc...
I love these rivers out on the plains. You feel like you have the whole world to yourself. And at night, the stars feel close enough to touch.
This day couldn't be more different than my last visit to the Sweetwater area (see Blood, Sweat and Cowshit). It was sunny and the road had dried out enough so that I didn't have to worry about getting stuck.
Years ago this ranch used to be part of the Ellis Ranch. Lots of history here as it's on the Mormon and Oregon Trails and where St. Mary's Station was located. The Pony Express operated here from 1861-1862.
"The song of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her."