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Bird Notes and Observations

Brown Booby Brought In

Jen C. of the Alaska Raptor Center here in Sitka sent in a couple of photos to the Sitka Birds e-mail list this morning along with the following note: Just wanted to send out a note to let everyone know … Continue reading

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Gulls on the Ramp

A slightly less hectic day, I did have a meeting over at UAS for a project I’ve been working on. Since I now have a working bicycle again, I thought it would be good to take it rather than drive … Continue reading

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Cassin’s Auklet

On yesterday’s trip to Ataku Island, a highlight for me was seeing my first Cassin’s Auklets. We were out off Long Island and headed to the outside of Cape Burnof when I first noticed the gray bird on the water … Continue reading

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee in Pine

Today was quite full, with nearly non-stop activities of various types from 8am until almost 10pm. While on a call late this morning, I noticed several chickadees foraging in the large shore pine tree (Pinus contorta) outside my house. Although … Continue reading

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Crabapples and Crows

A few days ago I noticed some grows perched in a crabapple (Malus fusca) loaded with fruit. They seemed fairly unconcerned with me, so I was able to watch and photograph as they pulled off the small fruits to eat. … Continue reading

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Rusty Blackbird

Yesterday I received a call from Stan about a different looking bird that had visited his driveway on Lakeview Drive late that morning (before being chased off by Steller’s Jays) as well as around the same time the day before. … Continue reading

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