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Swan Rangers Find Frigid Weather for the Birds!

Swan Crest by Dani Mayberry

Swan Rangers found birds trying to keep warm during their sub-zero outings this past week!

Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!

In our lead photo, Dani Mayberry shows there is beauty even in sub-zero temperatures while . . .


. . . Pam Willison found a dead mouse in the woods that appears to have frozen where it lay!


Pat Jaquith found a female House finch keeping warm at -27 F by tucking its beak under its wing, causing its breath to form frost!


Ruth Quist found this male House finch puffing up his feathers to keep warm.!


Pat Jaquith found this American goldfinch puffed up and eating Larch seeds to keep warm while . . .


. . . Ruth Quist found this Brown creeper looking for food in bark crevices and . . .


. . . Chris Gotschalk found this snag pretty well excavated by what was likely a Pileated woodpecker looking for ants or bugs!


Pat Jaquith found this Evening grosbeak perched on metal cold enough to draw frost out of the air while . . .


. . . Ruth Quist found this pair of Ravens looking unfazed, perched on a Western white pine limb and soaking up the sun!


Keith Hammer once again was transfixed by snow on Hemlock trees while . . .


. . . Pam Willison found this snow covered tree looking like a mythical half woman/half bird Harpy eagle!


Pam Willison found the fast-moving Echo Creek frozen over and . . .


. . . Chris Gotschalk found feathers of hoar frost where warmer, moist air was coming to the surface along the Swan Crest!


In our parting shot, Pam Willison swears she found a gnome smiling in the Swan Range because he finally got to ski the fresh snow he'd been plowing around the neighborhood for several days!

If you have interesting photos of your outings, send them along with a description to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we'll try to work them into these weekly reports!

This article published on January 20, 2024 • [Permalink]