Category Archives: fauna


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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Sharp-shinned Hawk

This afternoon I got a call from a friend who lives in the neighborhood. He said a Sharp-shinned Hawk had caught a pigeon in his yard and I was welcome to come by to watch it. At first I was … Continue reading

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Yesterday Eric and Cathy Parker found a Brambling over by the airport and posted some pictures on Facebook. Unfortunately the Facebook notification system didn’t function correctly for me in this case and I did not get the notice at first. … Continue reading

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Straying Sockeye Salmon

A couple of days ago while on a walk up Indian River trail, I noticed a red salmon in Indian River. I was not completely sure at the time, but it sure looked like a sockeye salmon, presumably one that … Continue reading

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