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Swan Lake Birds

It’s been an interesting week at Swan Lake. Monday there was a report of at least 120 Northern Shovelers, a very high count for Sitka. By Tuesday there were ‘only’ 50+ (still a high count), but 5 Blue-winged Teal also … Continue reading

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Gallery: 20101117 Ruddy Duck and Afternoon Sunset

A possible Ruddy Duck was reported on Swan Lake. I was able to find and photograph it, but hope to get better pictures tomorrow. Clear and chilly weather resulted in a reasonably colorful sunset shortly before 4pm this afternoon.

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Ruddy Duck

Marge Ward called me today a little after noon to let me know she thought there might be a Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) on Swan Lake. I was able to get over to the lake by about 1:30 and saw … Continue reading

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