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Bird Notes and Observations

Dusky Thrush

While standing near the Crescent Harbor shelter visiting with another local birder and waiting to help move some stuff with a friend, I noticed a bird perched in a shrub over across by the sea walk. Song Sparrows are common … Continue reading

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Blustery Winds

Officially temperatures warmed significantly overnight and through day, but gusty winds out of the east made that less seem less than obvious to me. Connor found the Purple Finch around mid-morning on Etolin Street today. Later in the day he … Continue reading

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Cold Day, Channel Birds

Clear and calm overnight resulted in the coldest night (and day) so far this season.  Although the sun was shining for the first half of the day, clouds started moving over this afternoon. I did not spend too much time … Continue reading

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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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