Subject: [Tweeters] Mt Rainier NP, Paradise, 7/18/9
Date: Jul 19 15:21:11 2009
From: Michael Willison - sendtomichael at

Hi Tweeters,

Hiked the Skyline loop trail at Paradise yesterday 7/18. Birds seen were:

Gray-crowned Rosy Finches, in the trees, about a quarter mile up from the Paradise Inn, as well as several on the wing up higher along the trail
American Pipits
Rufous Hummingbirds--MANY
Varied Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Jay
Barn Swallow
Pine Grosbeak (Lewis Co, in the picnic area loop, under where the old Visitor Center was located

14 Mountain Goats
Several Ground Squirrels and Chipmunks
Many Hoary Marmots
Red Fox (silver/black phase in the picnic area)

Last weekend I completed a very short hike at Sunrise. Nice to observe Mountain Bluebirds there, as well as 3 Black Bears.

Michael Willison, Stanwood, sendtomichael at

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