This morning my better half and I hiked up to Sky Pond at Rocky Mountain National Park. The Glacier Gorge parking lot was full, so we parked at Bear Lake, adding another mile to the nine-mile route. At Sky Pond we saw four different types of mammals (from largest to smallest):
The views were gorgeous.
Just after we carefully picked our way down TImberline Falls, we spotted two Brown-capped Rosy Finches feeding at the edge of a snow field. Here’s one:
Other birds we saw include a Hairy Woodpecker, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a White-crowned Sparrow, American Robins, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Black-billed Magpies, and Dark-eyed Juncos. I also heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch, chickadees, and hummingbirds.
Golden-mantled ground squirrels were plentiful: