Date: 9/10/19 1:16 pm From: Jason Beason <aeronautes.saxatalis...> Subject: Nashville Warlber in Lodgepole Pine habitat
While backpacking on an Environmental Studies seminar offered by NOLS we encountered a Nashville Warbler in Lodgepole Pine habitat on 6 September. This bird was foraging with a Yellow-rumped Warbler and a few Dark-eyed Juncos near the trail next to Fiddler's Lake along FR 300 southwest of Lander in Fremont County.
Moving on down the trail there were many calling Red Crossbills in the same area (all in lodgepole pine habitat). Interestingly, there no more crossbills heard/seen after leaving the lodgepoles and moving into the Stough Creek drainage.
Four Black Rosy-Finches were seen on a rocky ridge in Alpine Tundra above Silas Canyon on the 7th.
One Williamson's Sapsucker was on a slope dominated by whitebark pine yesterday in the Stough Creek drainage.
Today at Worthen Meadows Reservoir a Merlin zipped by in typical Merlin fashion moving about 100 mph as we ate breakfast.