This Birding Life is a new monthly column by NANPA Member Budd Titlow.
WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN: Making the Snow Come Alive!
Images and Story by Budd Titlow
I’ll never forget the day the snow came alive beneath my feet.
It was a Sunday morning in February just after sunrise and I was heading up into the mountains for a day of cross-country skiing. The previous day’s blizzard had dumped more than a foot of snow on Colorado’s high country. But the morning air was surprisingly pleasant—almost balmy—considering it was midwinter and the nearby sign read: Guanella Pass Summit—Elevation 11,699 Feet. Continue reading