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Bird Notes and Observations

Noisy Steller’s Jay

With a forecast for rain, and the radar showing heavy rain offshore that appeared to be moving towards town, and I have been feeling a little bit off (maybe fighting illness), it seemed like a good day to get caught … Continue reading

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LeConte’s Sparrow

My sunset alarm (set to go off ten minutes before sunset in Sitka each day) had just gone off when I heard my phone vibrate, indicating a text message. It was showing up as an image from Connor – unusual, … Continue reading

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Locating the Golden Eagle Nest

Late last week, Eric and Cathy Parker reported seeing a raptor and hearing calls that were probably a Golden Eagle. Yesterday Chuck Susie found a nest on the cliffs above the west end of Blue Lake, and today was able … Continue reading

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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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