This has been the worst rosy-finch season since we have been keeping records. The drought and lack of early snow surely had something to do with the failure of flocks to arrive in usual numbers. There are surely other factors that we do not understand. What an unusual couple of years! Razorbills invaded Florida from the far north and Snowy Owls have appeared in record numbers, and now the rosy-finches have not come south.
Thanks to Alan Mickelson and to Nancy Cox and all the researchers and especially the management and staff of Sandia Crest House. There is still great birding in the Sandias and the greater Albuquerque area. Think hummingbirds and warblers! Lets hope for more Rosies next year! Ken