Anyone know what this is ?
Had some lower wing damage.
This tree resides at a remarkable overlook of Lake Tahoe. The photo looks west and on the skyline just left of the tree, under the lower branches, you can see Castle Peak.
We were sitting behind a rock eating lunch when I heard a squeak and a hawk zoomed by, just a foot or so overhead, I felt the whoosh of air, and realized the squeak was the squirrel in it's talons.
"Lookout", several large junipers nearby
At first I thought these might be Crossbills, but the white wing bars make me think Pine Grosbeak. Three observed.
Observed above 7,000ft.
20 plants... Lining Rosewood Creek
large and mean-looking!
I know I should be ashamed of myself for not knowing this...
Resting on the water surface in a high altitude meadow pool.
Terrible lighting, but happy to have this favorite species finally in my iNat files
Sort of a photo trick
Dang but these guys are cute
The Mountain subspecies