March 8 – Usual Yard Birds and Upcoming Trip

Birds in our yard have been very predictable. In addition to flyover Common Ravens, a single flyover Bald Eagle and periodic visits by Black-capped and Boreal Chickadees, the most common birds are the many, many Common Redpolls (up to 156 at one time yesterday, counted by photographing them perched in the trees around the back of our yard and adding up the numbers found the multiple photographs), Black-billed Magpies (up to 7 recently), Red-breasted Nuthatch (just 1 lately) and Steller’s Jays (usually only two lately, almost always dredging peanuts out of the jar on the porch or eating dried mealworms).

I’ll be absent from Anchorage for a couple of days, leaving tonight for Juneau where I am looking forward to giving a talk tomorrow on my Alaska big year and birding, of course.

2 thoughts on “March 8 – Usual Yard Birds and Upcoming Trip

  1. jeanmells March 9, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Lynn,you haven’t photographed or mentioned your “gimpy” chickadee lately. Is she/he still around?


    • Lynn E. Barber March 9, 2017 / 6:43 am

      The curly-billed chickadee goes for days without being around and when it appears it is just for a minute or two usually hopping on the porch floor and then gone again.


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