January 21 – Moon & More (Birds, of course)

Last night was the “super blood wolf full moon” and in Anchorage we had mostly clear skies to view it! Some of the many pictures that I took as the lunar eclipse progressed follow:

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Between trips out to the back porch for picture-taking we came in to warm up. Our dog was delighted with so much in and out the door activity.

A few recent scenic shots:

Some days here have almost no birds, and other days, like today, there have been quite a few (50 or so Bohemian Waxwings and 75 or more Common Redpolls plus 1-2 each of a handful of other species), which is good for January at our house. Pictures below in order taken from our windows since I last posted are of the now fairly common Northern Goshawk on the fence between our yard and one of our neighbors, Bohemian Waxwings, Common Redpolls, Downy Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Shrike, and Pine Grosbeak:

One of these days I need to get outside and actually do some non-yard birding, but meanwhile, it’s great to look out into the cold yard and see what I can see.


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