We worked our way around the park for some time, seeing Elk and Mule Deer and many Black-billed Magpies. Finally around noon the rain tapered to a drizzle and skies brightened considerably. We had three hours to search for forest species. We had some nice birds including: Stellar’s Jay, Green-tailed Towhee, Pine Siskins, Mountain Bluebirds, RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER, Mountain Chickadee, Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned and Wilson’s Warblers. The day was not a total loss and we birded until 3pm when the rains started again. Some nice birds after all. We have to re-access our plans as the weather looks bad for the next couple of days. I’ll keep you posted as to our next destination. Oops, sorry folks, I inadvertently posted this to the wrong spot. Please see Colorado ’13 for further posts on this trip.