Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Golden Eagle, migrating Snow Geese and Herring Gulls

Seward Sporadic Bird Report 

Ava reported 25-30 SNOW GEESE headed up the Resurrection River valley on Sunday.

Around 8 am this morning, I watched a small flock of about 40 HERRING GULLS rise higher and higher against the strong NNW wind until they were just winking white specks against the blue sky, heading north along and above the snowy mountains.

This afternoon, I spotted a GOLDEN EAGLE soaring high above the mountains on the east side of Resurrection Bay.

Back in town by Lowell Creek, the GLAUCOUS GULL took a nap while the GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS and HERRING GULLS bathed, courted, and screeched.

The first winter BLACK SCOTER male dove for mussels at the B Street pilings along the bay south of Scheffler Creek/ harbor uplands. His only companions were a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYES.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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