Evening Grosbeaks and Red Crossbills continue in the Lagunas—mile 19 marker
As reported by Thomas Ford-Hutchinson on 11/14/19 a flock of 7 or 8 Evening Grosbeaks and similar number of Red Crossbills were again seen in the water trough before one reaches the smaller lake ( Los Rasalies Lake). It is on your left up the hill perhaps 100 yards but visible from the trail.
Today, Friday 11/15 three of us ( Barbara C, Dan J and myself ) met at mile 19 pullout. The water source is a little more than a mile hike in. Along the way there were a few Golden-crowned Kinglets. We arrived at the water trough around 10:00 AM or so and many birds were present including the Evening Grosbeaks and Crossbills. They were still coming down to the water from the Pines when I left at 11:45 AM.
I have heard from Nancy that they were not present this afternoon so my advice would be to try the morning.
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