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.