Thursday, June 26, 2008

Snowbird Creatures

We are up at almost 8,000 feet in the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City, Utah, at the American Birding Association conference. There are creatures strange and wonderful here.

Steller's jays swipe food bits from the hotel balconies.


Cassin's finches show their long-nosed profiles fluttering near the bird feeders at the Snowbird Resort.


Pine siskins are everywhere!


The name yellow-bellied marmot sounds like a scathing put-down but these chunky mammals care not a whit.

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