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Gray Fox Progress, and Pine Grosbeak Potential - UPDATE January 29, 2023

Male pine grosbeak

With the cold reaching at least minus 32°F last night, I didn’t think the gray fox would come. I thought it would be deep in snow wrapped up in its tail; but when I arrived this morning, the trail of treats were gone from the steps to the second floor, Gray foxGray foxand "Eyes of the Night" had this picture of the fox grabbing a piece of raw chicken from the top step a little after midnight. We’ll see if this shy fox will become as comfortable here as others did a few years ago.

Pine grosbeak femalePine grosbeak femaleToday, I got excited when two pine grosbeaks calmly continued to eat just outside my desk window as they watched me grab my camera and snap their pictures, but then I learned that pine grosbeaks are one of the birds that will actually eat sitting on people’s hands like many other northern forest birds will do.

Thank you for all you do,
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

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