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Snow Free Winter

This winter has continued to remain snow free at low elevations Yesterday I got a report that the Wood Duck was refound along Indian River first thing in the morning. I had a chance to check there a couple of … Continue reading

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Crows and Oystercatchers

This time of year is a good one to see Black Oystercatchers and Northwestern Crows down at the beach during low tides. Although they look very different in good viewing conditions, their similar size and color can make them hard … Continue reading

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American Tree Sparrow

I spent a little time at the airport late this morning between errands. While there, I saw four different American Tree Sparrows, the previous high count I had heard of this winter was three, and the most I had seen … Continue reading

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Ice and Fog on Swan Lake

After some windy conditions over the past few days, today was remarkably calm. At least that was the case where I could see. Crescent Bay in particular seemed like glass. Temperatures were warmer, with highs up in the 50s. It … Continue reading

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Count Week Birding

One of the things that is fun to do in the days after Christmas bird count is go look for species that I expect (or know) are around but for whatever reasons did not get reported (as far as I … Continue reading

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Wood Duck Drake

Yesterday’s most unusual sighting of a previously unreported bird was definitely the Wood Duck seen by F. Tomkins. After a couple tries today, it was refound and I was able to get a photo in the fading light. For those … Continue reading

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