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by sealion
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: PACIFIC WREN
Replies: 0
Views: 1819

PACIFIC WREN

Today, March 28, we have had a PACIFIC WREN at our house on East Skyline Drive. Very unusual! 2016 was the first year that I have seen one at our house and locale.

Bird on!
Gary Lyon
by sealion
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Owls!
Replies: 2
Views: 2633

Re: Owls!

I had a calling Northern Saw-whet Owl last night, March 24, at 10:00PM. In my back yard at East Skyline Drive. I am adding; I continue to hear the lone Saw-whet for the three following nights from March 24. I have a nest box that I hope gets used this year. We often get Barrow's Goldeneye in the sam...
by sealion
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: CRESTED AUKLET, inner bay
Replies: 0
Views: 1725

CRESTED AUKLET, inner bay

CRAU 2.jpg Today, March 22, at 12:30, a CRESTED AUKLET surfaced right beside my boat as we trolled near Bear Cove at the head of Kachemak Bay. I hope to post a couple photos of this bird when I get them from my friend. The water was very calm and we were able to stay alongside it for a while, good,...
by sealion
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: ICELAND and THAYERS GULLS
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

Re: ICELAND and THAYERS GULLS

Here is another gull from the Ferry Dock area at Land's End. Found on March 7 at 3:00pm. It is an adult GLAUCOUS GULL. The other gull is a transitional MEW gull for size comparison. GLAUCOUS is our biggest!!! It's looks downright huge!

Bird on!
Gary
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Alongside a MEW gull.
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by sealion
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: ICELAND and THAYERS GULLS
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

Re: ICELAND and THAYERS GULLS

The big flock continues at Land's End/Ferry Dock. Yesterday, Feb. 26, I found a cooperative 1st year Thayer's Gull right along the water's edge. It was by itself for a while and I was able to get some close-up photos.

Bird on!
Gary
by sealion
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: ICELAND and THAYERS GULLS
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

ICELAND and THAYERS GULLS

This week, starting Feb. 19, the city of Homer is pumping out fish waste effluent by the Ferry Dock at Land's End. There are sometimes more than 2000 gulls in attendance, as well as 200+ LONG-TAIL DUCKS, many MERGANSERS, C. GOLDENEYES, a few Alcids and others. Also a HUMPBACK WHALE and a pod of STEL...
by sealion
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: AMERICAN TREE SPARROW
Replies: 0
Views: 1814

AMERICAN TREE SPARROW

This mid-morning, Feb. 9, I had an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW in my feeder at 1400' el. on East Skyline Drive. While not extraordinarily rare I have only seen them rarely, and always in summer months at this location. The temps dropped over night to mid-teens. A factor? Please see the photo of modest qua...
by sealion
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: WHITE-WINGED CROSBILLS
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

WHITE-WINGED CROSBILLS

Today, January 30 at 10:00 am, I saw a small flock (12) of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS on the street above the Library.

Bird ON!!!
Gary Lyon
by sealion
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Roosting BROWN CREEPERS
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

Re: Roosting BROWN CREEPERS

The two roosting BROWN CREEPERS were back in the same place tonight, and I think two nights ago as well. They may feel more protected from predators on a building than in the woods. We do have a local Lynx. I will check on them on CBC morning.

Bird on!
Gary
by sealion
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Roosting BROWN CREEPERS
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

Roosting BROWN CREEPERS

I recently noticed small bird droppings on a storage box outside the door to my studio building. When it snowed there were new droppings, but no tracks! I thought a bird might be roosting under the roof overhang. I looked up there after dark two nights ago but saw nothing but an old wasp nest. Tonig...

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