Birding the Black Hills area Dec. 1-3, 2011

Gray-crowned Rosy-finches on Bear Butte
A good sized flock of these finches were feeding
on the south side of the butte, below the saddle.

Notice the bristles protecting the nostrils



The Old American Dipper in Spearfish Canyon is four months older, now a
record 7 years, 6 months.



Pygmy Nuthatches on Battle Mountain near Hot Springs

Pygmy Nuthatch with a pine nut