Category Archives: birding

Fall Birding

Today’s highlight was seeing a Rusty Blackbird after getting a report that it had been around a local neighborhood yesterday and today. It’s only the third one I’ve seen here (that I can recall), and the first since November 2008. … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Birds, Migrating Geese

Rowan and I spent some time looking at birds at Swan Lake. I hoped to see the Canvasback Connor had reported yesterday. I was able to find it (mixed in with ~60 Ring-necked Ducks), but it was too far off … Continue reading

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Active Alaska Day

With my parents in town for a short visit and Alaska Day festivities (namely, the parade), it was a pretty full day. My dad wanted to check out a patch of cranberries he had noted this summer along Beaver Lake … Continue reading

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Starrigavan Creek

We went out to Starrigavan to walk the estuary and see if any birds had been blown in by the weather (windy and wet – though temperatures were back up near 60). There were several thrushes (robins, varied, and hermit) … Continue reading

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More Hummingbird Action

I was walking down DeGroff street a little after 5pm this evening and at the intersection with Baranof Street noticed the distinctive sounds of an Anna’s Hummingbird calling/singing. On multiple prior occasions Connor had told me that he had seen/heard … Continue reading

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Lower Gavan Hill

Of course the highlight of today was getting to photograph a Northern Mockingbird (which I posted about separately), but before that there was a wander around Lower Gavan Trail looking for mushrooms and whatever else turned up. There were a … Continue reading

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