Today I birded again with Brenda Wright and we went to a couple of places I had not birded before, including the Auke Recreation Area (and Auk Village area), as well as near the Juneau ferry dock and Auke Bay. Although it was sunny and not really cold, the wind was strong and noticeable and it was much nicer to be in a sheltered area like the woods.
New for the year birds included, in order seen, an early Varied Thrush (not photographed), Surf Scoters, Barrow’s Goldeneyes, Harlequin Ducks, an early (or overwintering) Red-breasted Sapsucker, a Song Sparrow and a Long-tailed Duck.
Tomorrow there should be time for a little birding before I head back to Anchorage. I’m glad I had an excuse to come to Juneau again to bird after my big year.