fossil bird track and raindrop
shores of ancient Lake Uinta in Utah, USA
Incredibly Rare Raindrops on Bird Tracks Fossil Plate
Item number: 320338002408
Winning bid: US $59.95
Ended: Feb-10-09 17:30:00 PST
Winning bidder: r***b ( 524 )
This fossil bird track and raindrop combination is a very rare collectors item. It is tough enough finding the bird tracks but to find this combination is almost impossible. What you’re looking at is a moment in time back in the early Eocene, when shorebirds crossed a mudflat on the shores of ancient Lake Uinta in Utah. Shortly after the birds left their tracks, there was a rain shower. Just enough rain to make the imprints but not enough to destroy the bird tracks. There aren’t many specimens like this one, it is a real prize. The last two I had went to a museum in Utah.