Monday, June 30, 2008

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch on Mt. Hood

I had a chance last weekend to hike up on Mt. Hood to above 9,000 ft. I found only two species of birds at that elevation: Common Raven and Gray-crowned Rosy Finch. I did not manage to find a finch's nest as I had hoped, but I did enjoy some close encounters as these inconspicuous birds were apparently finding something to eat in last year's dried-up plants that had been covered with snow until just recently.


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