High country Colorado, of course, there is snow. John has been tackling stormy passes for a couple of days. The Colorado DOT does a great job of keeping the passes clear. He contemplated buying chains, but was told he would not need them. Hope so. Some of the lovely folks in Silverthorne maintain feeders. Yesterday, he got Brown-Capped Rosy Finch, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, Evening Grosbeak. Today, he hopes to see the Black Rosy Finch that has been seen around there. He is going to need a little luck on that. He will try for the White-Tailed Ptarmigan, too. Bigger luck needed. Back a few days, on Cameron Pass, he did see a Dipper. Those are always fun. John has 310 birds now. Every bird he ticks off is one less he will have to see later. Later is coming up in a few months.
Two more leks to go, the Gunnison Sage Grouse and the Lesser Prairie Chicken, then we will meet in Winnie TX and head to Florida. I will be John's bird dog for a while.