December 13 – Anchorage Moose and Birds

Yesterday while I was travelling back from Ketchikan my husband at home in Anchorage saw a mother moose and her half-grown youngster in our yard. The mother was lying down and apparently munching grass through the snow in our back yard, while the youngster was on its front knees, pushed up close to the back of the house eating grass that the mower hadn’t reached. It’s been awhile since we had moose visitors in our yard.

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Today I had quite a bit of work to take care of here so did not venture forth to bird. The yard was beautifully frosted with rime ice, and the birds were busily eating much of the day. Bird photographed were a Pine Grosbeak, Black-capped and Boreal Chickadees, Black-billed Magpies, Common Redpoll and Downy Woodpecker.

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307 species so far

 

 

 

 

 

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