Sighted: Grey-crowned rosy finches

At the Christmas Bird Count 2015, John Tschopp and the counting crew observed that Grey-crowned Rosy Finches had picked Pemberton Valley to spend the winter.

Two months later, John reports that these attractive birds are still here. GCRF spend their breeding season in high alpine and arctic tundra. Until the days get longer and warmer, they seem comfortable right here in temperate Pemberton.

This flock of 36 birds seems to like McEwan’s farm yard, where John took the pictures, on a rainy Sunday, where they seemed a little soggy.

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