At first the plan was to wander around the Eagle River Nature Center, which changed to a plan to bird some Palmer neighborhoods. What I did was enjoy watching some other people’s yard birds. They have the same birds that I do – Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Black-billed Magpies, Common Ravens, Black-capped and Boreal Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Pine Grosbeaks and Common and Hoary Redpolls. They also have a beautiful mountain view, even closer than my mountain view. Alaska is a spectacular place to bird even if one cannot find a new bird every day.