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At Sandia Crest near Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rosy Finches come to feeders near the snack bar and gift shop.  With the temperature at 21F and a brisk wind, I waited with the camera focused on a small tree near a feeder.  After an hour, I decided that if the birds didn't show by 9:25 a.m, I'd give up and get some coffee.   Promptly at 9:24, the flock swirled out of the sky and landed long enough for this one photo.  They ate quickly, then every bird took wing as one.  You never know.