Update on the Rosy-Finches of Sandia Crest, New Mexico. The flag is waving–
Flocks of Rosy-Finches are still visiting the feeders at Sandia Crest House.
USFS Volunteers today reported that the upper trails on Sandia Mountain had 14 inches of new snow on top of 2 feet and some drifts were as deep as 5 feet. The banders had a busy day today, as they had 83 recaptures. Nancy Cox said she spent much of her time looking up old band numbers. “We had several birds today that were from previous seasons but that we had already seen this season… we had a lot of help from two banders from Ohio today. They were able to help hold birds for photo documentation…We also had birders from the Connecticut area and New Jersey Audubon.” Another Brown-capped Rosy-Finch banded during the winter of 2004-05 was recaptured, the second one this winter. Nancy and Steve Cox provided an updated spreadsheet (link below) and this report:
Crest House Sighting Logs for this and prior winters
Updated table and link to spreadsheet of all banding results
Narrative Reports from visitors and banders: Correspondence Page
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