Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Cedar Waxwing and more

Busy day!

Ava reported a single juvenile CEDAR WAXWING in her yard, feeding on Mt Ash berries and chased from tree to tree by a territorial resident ROBIN.

My neighbor reported two juvenile NORTHERN SHRIKES flying around the yard at noon. One chased a STELLER'S JAY.

I refound the SHORT-EARED OWL and a single AMERICAN PIPIT at the beach.

Robin C reported a NORTHERN HARRIER hunting over the salt marsh. He also found a TRUMPETER SWAN cygnet in distress at the head of the bay off Mile 2 Nash Road. The Alaska Sealife Center rescuers, including Tasha, managed to capture the bird and calm it with a blanket. The swan has a broken foot and will be cared for at the ASLC.

A single swan was reported at 5:30 pm standing on the ice at the Mile 1 Nash Road wetlands. The open water is rapidly closing.

Robin C also reported a SOLITARY SANDPIPER on Monday, October 22, a very late sighting.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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