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by lani
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: "Old Tern Colony"
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"Old Tern Colony"

Sunday (16th) I stopped by the "Old Tern Colony" as we call the little road that takes off from Kachemak Drive, a ways east of Lampert Lake, and goes to the airport's Gate 6. Found some CANADA or CACKLING GEESE (a ways off behind some grass and brush), a singing DARK-EYED JUNCO, at least 4...
by lani
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Reports as of April 15th
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Reports as of April 15th

Nina Faust saw a BELTED KINGFISHER at the outlet of Beluga Slough on the 13th. She said she’s seen it near the sign there and it cooperates by sitting still long enough for photos. Earlier one was seen near the outlet of the Lake by the culvert on a tree snag. Reports of a BROWN CREEPER on Beluga La...
by lani
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Victoria Winne's Early FOS Bay Birds!!
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Views: 57

Victoria Winne's Early FOS Bay Birds!!

Talk about a great day to bird and be out on the bay! As we left the harbor, piped on our way by 50 or so ROCK SANDPIPERS, en route to Kasitsna Bay Lab to pick up Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies school kids, a Humpback Whale surfaced just in front of us. That augured well right there. On the retu...
by lani
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: SURFBIRDS, CROSSBILLS, Beluga Slough Arrivals
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SURFBIRDS, CROSSBILLS, Beluga Slough Arrivals

Carla Stanley reported 53 SURFBIRDS at the Deep Water Dock on Saturday. (George West's list of average earliest arrival dates says April 30th.) RED CROSSBILLS reported at the top of West Hill coming to a feeder, reported by Jinky Handy. From George Matz: Some new arrivals at Beluga Slough. A TRUMPET...
by lani
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: RUSTY BLACKBIRD and MERLIN
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Views: 41

RUSTY BLACKBIRD and MERLIN

(from AKBirding)
A pair was at the edge of Beluga Slough, across from the post office today. On the water, 4 Steller Sealion were close to shore off Ocean Drive Loop (not common in Kachemak Bay). Saw my first MERLIN three days ago... next up a swallow?

Martin

Martin Renner
Homer, AK
by lani
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: GREATER YELLOWLEGS!!!!
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Views: 72

GREATER YELLOWLEGS!!!!

A single Greater Yellowlegs flew past Ocean Drive Loop today, before the weather front came through. Remarkably early.

Martin

Martin Renner
Homer, AK
by lani
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Hodgepodge of Birds and One Coyote
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Views: 81

Hodgepodge of Birds and One Coyote

Wednesday someone thought they saw a low flying pair of swans near the airport so today I went looking for them. No success, but did find the following in Beluga Slough: COMMON MERGANSERS, BUFFLEHEAD, AMERICAN WIGEON, MALLARDS, NORTHWESTERN CROWS, BALD EAGLE, MEW GULLS, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, GLAUC...
by lani
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: BELTED KINGFISHER
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Views: 69

BELTED KINGFISHER

Nina Faust saw a BELTED KINGFISHER at the mouth of Beluga Slough at 4:30 on Monday (3-27).

One was last seen on the Christmas Bird Count, way back then...but here three months later we have another one, or maybe the same?
by lani
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Birding Trip on the Spit: 3-25-17
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Birding Trip on the Spit: 3-25-17

Many binocular-wearing, bundled-up birders met at the base of the spit to go birding this afternoon. A bright, sunshiny day with not too much wind, or so we thought from that vantage point anyway. Because the Winter King Tournament had been postponed to today, there were many people out on the spit ...
by lani
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Owls!
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Owls!

This week Dale Chorman reported hearing a BOREAL OWL and a NORTHERN SAW-WHET at his place on Fernwood, the same night. I heard a 3rd hand report of a possible juv. SNOWY OWL out mid-spit several days ago and then I got a report on Thursday from Judith James that she'd seen an owl mid-spit also. She ...

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