Sage-grouse are interesting because they will often nest very close, within meters, of their nest site in a previous year, or close to where they just nested even if they lost that nest to a predator. This year, one of the hens that is tagged with a GPS transmitter did something different: Hen #913lost
her first nest and tried her 2nd nest 12 miles away. She started incubating her first nest in mid-May, but it failed only 2 weeks later. She then moved 12 miles, as the grouse flies, which required her to cross a state highway and two county roads before creating a second nest in early June which was only 200m from where she had successfully hatched a nest in 2019! Those roads are huge obstacles for grouse; they rarely cross them. So, this was kind of a big deal for this hen.