Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sandia Crest's Rosy-Finches - Jan 21st
Certainly one of the highlights of the Birdfinders trip to New Mexico. We enjoyed perfect weather for an ascent of Sandia Crest to find tens of Rosy-Finches coming into a tiny bird table on the balcony of the mountain top cafe/gift shop. As we'd hoped, all three species were present, plus 4-5 individuals of the gray-cheeked form of Gray-crowned (Hepburn's Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch). This was part of our first full morning in the field in New Mexico and really got the trip off to a cracking start.