Two heard at this location.
Two seen/heard at this location.
Smack in the middle of the photo
Two others heard calling at this location.
Heard first and then seen. Two adult pika and one young pika. At the base of a very large talus slope on the northwest corner of Shamrock Lake, next to a lot of nice green vegetation. Both adults were seen haystacking to different locations. The young pika was seen lower down on the slope. We watched these pike for 70 minutes, during which time they were active and calling most of the time.
Seen first. Not heard calling. On1 adult pika seen on the edge of the trail on the east side of Steelhead Lake.
Heard first and then seen. Two young pika seen in the rocks by the waterline of the southeast corner of Steelhead Lake. They were between the path and the lake, a small slope no more than 15 feet wide. When we hiked back by this location later at 11:55am we once again saw and heard two pika at this location.
The pika (/ˈpaɪkə/ PY-kə; archaically spelled pica) is a small mammal, with short limbs, rounded ears, and no external tail. The name pika is used for any member of the Ochotonidae, a family within the order of lagomorphs, which also includes the Leporidae (rabbits and hares). One genus, Ochotona, is recognised within the family, and it includes 30 species. It is also known as the "whistling hare" due to its high-pitched alarm call when diving into...