Friday, January 2, 2009

Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finch #297

I had read on the IBLE Yahoo Group that Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finches can be seen in the winter at the cliffs above Discovery Park near Lucky Peak dam just east of Boise.  We finally made it out there today in spite of the chilly wind.  I scanned the cliffs for a good hour and finally a half dozen of them came down over the top of the cliff and worked they way down the steep rocky ledge.  I am told that they sleep in the cliff swallow caves.  A red-tailed hawk sent the rosy-finches into the crevices, but I still got a good five to ten minutes to watch them.

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