SF Peaks Northern Saw-whet Owl
27 Jan 2018, 4:15 PM,
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SF Peaks Northern Saw-whet Owl
I did an early hike up to the Humphrey's Peak saddle this morning - conditions were beautiful, and the trail is basically hard-packed snow the whole way. Birds were few and far between, and there was no sign of the Pine Grosbeaks that were on the lower section of the trail a few weeks ago. Birds included "Oregon" juncos at treeline and the usual nuthatches and chickadees, Clark's nutcrackers, brown creepers, etc. I didn't see a single woodpecker today. The highlight was a tooting Northern Saw-whet owl about 30 minutes before sunrise up at about 10,400'.

Scenery was fantastic:
   

Very confiding Red-breasted Nuthatch in a Bristlecone Pine:
   

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ
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SF Peaks Northern Saw-whet Owl - by jawilder - 27 Jan 2018, 4:15 PM
RE: SF Peaks Northern Saw-whet Owl - by Katbird - 27 Jan 2018, 10:10 PM
RE: SF Peaks Northern Saw-whet Owl - by jawilder - 28 Jan 2018, 8:13 PM

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