June 24 – Mostly Cranes

One of the many wonderful things about Anchorage is that everywhere along the inlet in summer there are Sandhill Cranes. Right now in addition to adult cranes, there are a few Sandhill Crane colts. Today I saw and photographed them at Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area and at Carr Gottstein park at close to a very high tide, which brought a few of the cranes a bit closer.

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The other most obvious birds today at the Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area were Lincoln’s Sparrows, singing and scolding.

My final bird for my wandering today was a Red-breasted Nuthatch, either a scruffy adult or a youngster.

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