I made a quick trip out to Utah and Idaho last week for my grandfather's funeral. Not much time for birding, but did get to spend some time watching magpies. I love those birds. So social. Stunning black and white pattern. I know farmers don't like them...but taken on their own terms, they are great birds.
I also saw several Rough-legged Hawks on my trip. I don't get to see these birds here in PA, so that was nice.
Mostly I just saw a lot of snow and sage. I nice tonic to the overdeveloped landscape I live in here in the East.