Yellowstone, June 3

Definitely a day of ravens and bison. Shanna, Regina & Katrina and I headed up to Yellowstone for birds and photos. Osprey Field of wildflowers Raven at Sheepeater tidying up his feathers Bison shedding his fur, almost looks like he’s wearing a costume complete with mask. Mule deer checking us out Sandhill cranes Raven in … More Yellowstone, June 3

The belated Big Day

I just realized I never wrote up my report as to this year’s Anchorage Audubon Big Day competition back in March! It wasn’t anywhere as bizarre as last year’s but I’ll hit the highlights. Quick review of the rules: 24 hours (5 pm Friday to 5 pm Saturday), anything spotted/heard within Anchorage municipal limits counts, … More The belated Big Day

Evening birding

I completely spaced this week’s early morning bird walk in the Campbell Tract (I was up, just not awake, clearly) so in lieu of that I and a friend went birding at two of our favorite spots in Anchorage after work last night. Potter Marsh and Lake Hood/Lake Spenard (the float-plane/small aircraft airports out by … More Evening birding