Update on the Rosy-Finches of Sandia Crest, New Mexico. The flag is waving again– small flocks of Rosy-Finches are still visiting the feeders at Sandia Crest House. Feeders will be coming down soon. Please report late sightings in the log at Crest House.
“Hope all is well in your parts - we’ve had the usual Spring winds out here - dust everywhere!
“We were up at the Crest today and left the feeders up. We’re thinking we’ll leave them up for one more week. There have been additional sightings and we saw a flock of about 20 today. Birders are more likely to log in the sightings of the last stragglers if the feeder is still up. Till next week!”
They also provided an updated copy of the sightings log, which is available at this link.
BTW, I must admit that the one thing I do not miss about New Mexico is the spring winds that stir up the juniper pollen. I never had allergies in my life until my first windy spring in The Land Of Enchantment.
Now, get ready for this–
Andreas Kanon of New Jersey (link to his gallery here)
permitted us to exhibit his beautiful photo of an adult male
Red-breasted Merganser, taken at Barnegat Inlet just this past week..
Wow, this one would be so welcome on our little lake– maybe
next year! Thanks, Andreas!
May through October,
TUESDAY MORNING GUIDED BIRD WALKS
in the Sandia
U.S. Forest Service and Central New Mexico
Birders meet at 8:00 a.m. (8:30 in May and October)
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