December 11 – Ketchikan, Day 3

This morning Steve Heinl and I explored north of the town of Ketchikan, including at a couple of marinas and Jerry Koerner’s birdy yard. Mostly we had juncos everywhere we went. We also had Song Sparrows in most places and Fox Sparrows in a few (not shown).

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Among the small numbers of waterfowl seen today was a flock of Common Mergansers at Ward Cove.

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In the afternoon I went back to Herring Cove. The usual birds, Steller’s Jays and Dark-eyed Juncos, were most common, but even they weren’t there all of the time. The Varied Thrush put in a periodic appearance as did the Spotted Towhee and Northern Flicker.

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Two Eurasian Collared-Doves came in for awhile but left when a car came by.

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The two American Dippers were down in the water chasing each other around now that the water level was down somewhat.

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On one of my periodic drives back down the road I found the Wilson’s Snipe that has been seen a couple of times the past two days.

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I left before the sun had set all of the way today and got many pictures of the beautiful sunset on the drive back to Ketchikan.

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307 species so far

 

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