14 April 2024

Goldfinches

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Sun this morning, and lots of snow on everything. Didn’t expect many birds to be working the scrub with all the globs of snow stuck to everything—but up the mountain trail, dog and I encountered house finches, juncos—and nice-sized flocks of goldfinches.

(Growing to love the voices of Lesser Goldfinches, so different from their eastern counterparts.)

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 10:45 a.m., I hiked a few hundred feet up the mountain.

1. House Finch** (v)
2. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
4. Lesser Goldfinch**
5. Dark-eyed Junco
6. Black-billed Magpie* (v)

Elsewhere

7. Rock Pigeon
8. European Starling
9. House Sparrow

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere

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