I trekked up to North Park a couple of weekends ago with my dad. Despite lots of wind, rain, and even a bit of snow, we had gobs of cool birds. If you've never been you should go! Here are a few of my pictorial favs.
Tree Swallow (one of the few out of 100+ that was sharp enough to keep...)
Greater Sage-Grouse: Got better display pics last year in sunny weather, but kind of neat to see 18 males and 4 females despite the lateness of the season and wetness of the day...
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch: At least 100 at the Moose Visitor Center.
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch: One lurking among the Brown-capped Rosies.
Black Rosy-Finch: Two in the flock made for a most pleasant surprise! One had a little albinistic patch on its crown. These always get me excited- one of my to 10 favorite birds!
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