December 9 – Back in Ketchikan

I flew from Anchorage to Ketchikan today, a spectacular sunny day. We stopped in Juneau and Sitka and eventually (5 hours later) landed in Ketchikan.  Even if there are no new birds on this trip, the scenery today makes the trip worthwhile.

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I spent the next few hours looking for, but not finding, a Swamp Sparrow to photograph, but it was quite birdy and quite mild (just below freezing). Birds seen include: Common Mergansers, Canada Geese, American Dippers (not photographed), a Fox Sparrow (not shown) and the Spotted Towhee that was still around and still mostly hidden by  branches.

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307 species  so far

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