Mar. 1 – A Bit of Anchorage Birding & More

In addition to catching up on a few things after my trip to southeast Alaska, I did manage to find a little time today to bird in Anchorage. I went once again to Campbell Creek Estuary Nature Area and walked the trail. It was a cloudy day with the sun making an effort to come out. As I looked out across the flats at a fairly low tide, I finally saw a couple of birds, Mallards. In addition to the Mallards, there was a single Black-billed Magpie, a single Common Raven, a single Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a few Black-capped Chickadees.

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The excitement of the day was not birds though, but a mother and a half-grown moose just after sunset, munching in our neighbors’ yard tonight on the south side of our house. It’s been a while since we saw them in our neighborhood, but since the snow has melted there is much more vegetation around from them to eat. Last I saw them, they were both lying on the neighbors’ lawn across the street, having grazed on the grass there before it got completely dark.

118 species seen so far (birds)

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One thought on “Mar. 1 – A Bit of Anchorage Birding & More

  1. Ed Clark March 1, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    Nice Work!
    1 March and 118 species.
    You’re well on your way. Spring is just around the corner.
    Ed Clark

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