Yesterday (before the Great Backyard Bird Count) I birded in Anchorage’s Airport Heights area after my OLE! class. Bohemian Waxwings were noisy and obvious in a few yards munching on the fruits in a variety of trees. I need to go over there in the next couple of days for the GBBC.
At Potter Marsh this morning as part of the GBBC I watched a small flock of Common Ravens and then went to Spenard Crossing where I took photos of a few waxwings, a lonely Mallard away from the huddled flock and a Black-billed Magpie.
At Cuddy Pond the two Common Goldeneyes were still there amid the Mallards.
At home, there were over 60 Common Redpolls, and at least one bird that appeared to be a Hoary Redpoll, all frantically coming to the feeders most of the afternoon.
Tomorrow I plan to check out a few other Anchorage areas for the GBBC, as well as watch my yard.