Sunday, August 1, 2010

Logan Pass Expedition

Logan Pass (pictured above). 6,689 feet above sea level. Great spot for birds and more abundantly, people. Mostly residents from all over, including Europe and Asia, just here for a few days.

The birds though, the birding is what draws me to Logan Pass. The views and mammals are draws "normal" people to Logan Pass. On this day, both took me there. My visiting relatives and I made a trip up the boardwalk to the Hidden Lake lookout. Here are the pictures and story.
In the first 500 feet of the trail, Columbian Ground-Squirrels dominated.
They definitely know how to show-off for the visitors. The ground-squirrels are very conditioned, which isn't the best thing.
The views from the boardwalk were killer!! The snow pack is continually melting, so there was a lot of water flowing around.
My target bird, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch. This bird always gets me. It's elegant and just down right cool!
I saw about 10 or so birds, and even got some killer photos!!!
I found an adult bird feeding 4 juvenile birds! WAY COOL!!!

Please check my next post for a series of photos of the birds!!
Finally, at the Hidden Lake Lookout, I saw a few White-crowned Sparrows and Golden-mantled Ground-Squirrels

Like the Columbian Ground-Squirrels, these little guys are also trained to beg for food. Sad but cute.

Views from the boardwalk, White-tailed Ptarmigan and Gray-crowned Rosy Finch habitat.
The Rosy Finch is my 198th yearbird!! WOOHOO!

1 comment:

  1. JOSHHHH, your pictures are absoolutely amazing, I'm jealous beyond reason :( It makes me sad looking at these they are so good