Spring Snow at Ginty Creek

Upper Klinaklini ValleyOn 17th, we had another gorgeous day.  Gorgeous days can be counted on the fingers of one hand this winter so they are extra-precious.  Here is a view from the north bluff, looking past Finger Peak down the Klinaklini River Valley.

But today it has snowed all day.

spring snow falling at Ginty Creek

Big, floppy saddle-blanket flakes.

blackcapped chickadee in spring snow at Ginty CreekThe chickadees are inured to this weather.  There are three juncos now at the feeder.  I also had a visit from a pine siskin.  They winter here, but I do not see them very often.  Usually they are in large flocks.

pine siskin at the feeder at Ginty CreekHe is smaller than the chickadees but much more aggressive and he chases all the other birds off the feeder.

2 thoughts on “Spring Snow at Ginty Creek”

  1. Hi Chris, Am really enjoying your new website and keeping everyone updated on your progress and surroundings. Mom, Emma Young, will be 100 this July and I keep her updated with what you are doing. Thank you for all of your postings. Betsy

  2. I wish I had the cold-tolerance of a chickadee! Your pictures are lovely, but I think I should have chosen to be born in a country with no snow!

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