I birded this morning with Mary Ann and Bob Bjornsen who are on a multi-month driving trip from Colorado through Canada to Alaska and back.
We went to Potter Marsh first where we were entertained by a young Bald Eagle stuffing itself on dead or dying salmon. There were also a couple of noisy Belted Kingfishers and the usual cluster of Greater Yellowlegs and Mallards.
We then went briefly to Westchester Lagoon and the nearby trail where there was another Bald Eagle, another two Belted Kingfishers, two fly-by Sandhill Cranes and the usual ducks and Canada Geese.
At home my leisure activities have mainly been feeding “my” Steller’s Jays and trying to figure out what to take on my upcoming trips to Juneau/Ketchikan/Gulf of Alaska pelagic, St. Lawrence Island (Gambell) and then St. Paul Island. The guest room, soon to be cleaned for a guest, is the current site of disarray and planning. The jays come to my hand (and water and feed) on the back porch. I will post more pictures of them on Facebook and on eBird.
289 species so far