Category Archives: fauna

Animals

Purple Finch

I took a short walk around the neighborhood around noon after dropping my dad off at the airport. I saw no sign of the Purple Finch, though other birds (juncos, primarily) seemed to be acting a little strange. I’m not … Continue reading

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Cooperative Creeper

Today was one of those with heavy clouds where even mid-day light levels are more like dusk . Snow continued to fall throughout much of the day, occasionally mixing with rain, before turning to rain this evening. However, it did … Continue reading

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Virginia Rail

The following report came in to the Sitka Birds email List from Serena Wild today: “Thought you all might be interested to know that there is a Virginia Rail at Swan Lake. I live up at the very end of … Continue reading

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Alarming Juncos and Tropical Kingbird Confirmed

I was busy this morning and was not able to get out and look for the kingbird. However, Lucy P. let me know she had found it around 9:30 this morning in the same neighborhood where it had been before. … Continue reading

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Tropical(?) Kingbird

Update: The bird is still here on Thursday, 20 October. (Given the rarity of this species in Alaska, I’ll try to post an update each day the bird is seen.) On Monday, Marge W. called me to let me know … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Weather and a Wood Duck

Today’s highlight was finding a Wood Duck on Swan Lake. It was out in front of the radio station with some Mallards. First reported last Sunday, I am not aware of anyone seeing it over the days since then. It … Continue reading

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