August 5 – Raptorful Day

It was another beautiful day.

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The day’s highlights were two Northern Hawk Owls about 20 miles northwest of Tok. The second one was far back from the road, but the first one was right along the road and stayed put even when I got out of my car to get pictures that did not have the nearby electric line cutting across the pictures.

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Other raptors included a perched female Merlin, a flyby Peregrine Falcon and a Bald Eagle.

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Non raptors included White-winged Scoters on a lake near border, Northern Flickers, Dark-eyed Juncos and White-winged and Red Crossbills, as well as the usual Boreal Chickadees and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

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289 species so far

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