Saturday, November 29, 2014 Seward Purple Finch and Red-breasted Sapsucker still here

Seward, Alaska

Ava called to report the PURPLE FINCH is still there. She noted that this one is bright compared to the female birds that visited in prior years. The female was buffy where this bird is white, and the female was more drab overall. She believes it must be a first year male, which I think is a good conclusion.

The RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was also seen at the Fifth Avenue site north of Madison Street on the west side of the street, tending to its sap wells in the large Mt Ash tree.

If you come, drive very carefully. The roads are icy.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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