September 25-26 – Homer, Days 2-3

The last couple of days have been without rain and beautiful (tomorrow is expected to be the beginning of multiple mostly rainy days). At night the sky has been clear or mostly clear and the stars seemed bigger than stars elsewhere.

I birded along the spit both days, seeing all three scoter species, Red-necked (photos) and Horned Grebes, Common Loons (and probably other species farther out), omnipresent Black-legged Kittiwakes, Glaucous-winged Gulls and Mew Gulls, Northwestern Crows, a few Common Ravens, Black-billed Magpies, Steller’s and Gray Jays (photos), and a  Merlin.

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The highlight today at the Calvin and Coyle Trail was a couple of curious Pacific Wrens.

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When not birding, I’m continuing my crocheting mania and reading and planning my Nome birding for next year where I plan to visit multiple times. Dave is accomplishing much computer stuff. And we are very much enjoying watching boats and gulls out our window and eating out each evening, mostly seafood of course.

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