Subject: [Tweeters] Mt Rainier NP, Paradise, 7/18/9 Date: Jul 19 15:21:11 2009 From: Michael Willison - sendtomichael at hotmail.com
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 Raven Varied Thrush Swainson's Thrush Gray Jay Juncos Barn Swallow Robins Pine Grosbeak (Lewis Co, in the picnic area loop, under where the old Visitor Center was located
Mammals: 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 hotmail.com
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