Warmer with No Frosted Birds - UPDATE January 28, 2019

With temperatures 29°F warmer than a couple days ago, I arrived in time to look for frosted feathers on the fluttering flock of siskins at sunrise. No frost. It was -9°F instead of -38°F.Hairy woodpeckerHairy woodpecker

I read something I didn’t know. They don’t tuck their heads under their wings like I thought. They tuck their heads into their back feathers, which explains why the frost is on their back like we’ve been seeing as well as on their heads. But today, the same bird species that had frost when it was cold were frost free.

The last 3 Black Bear Field Study Courses are full. The first 5 still have 25 openings.

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Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center