May 10 – Everything’s Singing

I think that all the birds that were around were appreciating the crisp (37 degrees) sunny morning as much as I was. No rain today. The last rain I saw was last night from our house and a lovely rainbow to go with it.

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I realized that everything was singing as I drove up and then down Arctic Valley Road in north Anchorage early this morning. For the first time this year I was not driving the road in search of ptarmigan (although I would have been delighted to see one). I was just driving to see what was around.

 

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Birds I saw singing were Hermit Thrush, American Robin (not photographed), Yellow-rumped (many seen and more heard) and Orange-crowned Warblers, White-crowned, Golden-crowned and Fox Sparrows and Wilson’s Snipe.

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Quite a diversity of song. Sort of made me feel like singing too.

170 species so far

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