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Bird Notes and Observations

Swan Lake and Galankin Island

I made a trip downtown today with a stop by Swan Lake. The male Redhead was there with a female Gadwall, but I did not see the female Redhead that had been there previously. This evening I went out to … Continue reading

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Fledgling Song Sparrow

One of the Song Sparrows banded in my yard last November has stayed around to nest. Connor discovered where the nest recently, and today I saw a young bird sitting just outside of it. I suspect it was just leaving … Continue reading

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Great Horned Owl

I heard about a Great Horned Owl that had been being harassed by crows since early this morning. It was located in a dense patch of trees in a residential area, but I was able to get a bit of … Continue reading

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Banded Yard Birds

Connor recently figured out where the Song Sparrows were nesting (the male in the pair was banded last fall in my yard), and I got a poor picture of one of them headed into the brush pile where the nest … Continue reading

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Turnaround Shorebirds

Attendance at ultimate was sparse this afternoon, so after playing catch for a bit in the wind, I drove out to Starrigavan to see if there was much going on out there. The estuary and beach seemed fairly quiet, and … Continue reading

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Rare Gulls

Connor texted me from his paper route to let me know he had found a Ring-billed Gull on the beach near Eagle Way. My only prior experience with this species was an immature bird I photographed back in 2007 or … Continue reading

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