January 3 -Birding, Talking and Painting

I birded some Anchorage neighborhoods today searching for and finally finding my first American Robin of the year. On the way, I had multiple flocks of Bohemian Waxwings but just the one robin. Everywhere it was foggy, sometimes so foggy that I could hardly drive. The fogginess is evident in the bird pictures.

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The fogginess is also evident in the pictures of the two moose that were out near the airport today. The browsing moose looked smaller. I’m not sure if it was a young one or a small fat (pregnant?) adult.

In addition to tell people about birds seen when I post, I also want to use this blog to let people know of when and where I will be giving talks on my Alaska big year. I’m delighted that the number has been increasing. Currently scheduled are the following talks:

February 8 – Mat-Su Birders (AK)

February 16-Anchorage Audubon (AK)

March 9-Juneau Audubon (AK)

April 13-Fort Worth Audubon (TX)

April 20-Golden Triangle Audubon (TX)

May 1-Arctic Audubon (AK)

May 18-Kenai Bird Festival (AK)

Finally, I’m delighted to announce that I’ve finally gotten back to painting. My first painting is intended to eventually have a couple of Bald Eagles soaring over the mountains, but so far I’ve only begun working on the mountains. Right now it looks like this:

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Assuming I finish it I’ll post the final result here.

 

One thought on “January 3 -Birding, Talking and Painting

  1. Jean Bronstein January 4, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Congrats on a wonderful year. 307 is a great number and love your challenge to others. It was such a pleasure to meet you on our way to Gamble last spring and see some of your pictures from that time. Gamble was such a great experience for me and when I think of all your experiences, I keep those 10 days in my mind.

    Your seat mate on Penn Air to Gamble, Jean

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