November 10 -Uggh

Almost all of the time I really try to stay upbeat about things, especially about my big year, which has been a great year! However, the combination of a cold, drizzly, freezing rain all day today and my being suddenly overpowered last night by my second sniffly, sneezy cold in less than a month has caused me not only to not leave the house today but also to feel a bit whiney.

I did feed the jays though, including “Beaky” who stayed on the porch quite a while all puffed up and periodically preening (his picture sort of looks like he felt as grumpy as I did today). I also saw Black-billed Magpies out in the yard so the day was not a total loss.

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I also did a chart of the locations where I first saw each of the Alaskan bird species this year (so far). Because I began the year in Kodiak (Jan. 1-2), it wins the prize for the number of birds added to my year list, with Ketchikan second, Anchorage third and Juneau fourth:

 

ADAK 16
ANCHORAGE 36
BARROW 2
CHICKEN 1
DELTA JUNCTION 10
DENALI HIGHWAY 1
DUTCH HARBOR TRIP 6
FAIRBANKS 1
GAMBELL 14
GUSTAVUS 2
HAINES 1
HOMER 17
HOONAH 4
HYDER 20
JUNEAU 24
HAWKWATCH SITE 4
KENAI 5
KENNY LAKE 1
KETCHIKAN 38
KODIAK 52
NOME 17
OTHER 3
PALMER 1
SEWARD 1
SITKA 4
ST. PAUL ISLAND 20
SUMMIT LAKE AREA 1
WASILLA 1


303 species so far

 

One thought on “November 10 -Uggh

  1. Ann Gilmore November 11, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Hi Lynn, Sorry that you feel awful–hope your cold goes quickly. Love the Steller’s Jay photos!

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