Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Diary Update #5 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 2017

☀️ Monday 15th May 2017 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ  ~ A glorious day weather-wise with wall to wall sunshine and our last day in Girdwood before moving down to Homer tomorrow!

Awesome Bald Eagles are everywhere! 
With the tide out we stopped off at few locations to check out the Bald Eagle populations. Many family parties can be found along the mudflats when the tide subsides and Dee counted a stunning 51 birds in one location!

Orange-crowned Warbler ~ Arriving in numbers!
We spent the best part of the day checking out a number of trails with mixed habitat of woodland, lake and sea shore. One particular lake held a couple of Trumpeter Swans and at one point we managed both Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglet, gorgeous little Goldcrest type birds. Orange-crowned Warblers seem to be arriving in numbers and there distinct song can be heard everywhere. More additions to the list today included: Greater White-fronted Goose, Common Merganser, Whimbrel, Semipalmated Plover, Gray Jay, Greater Yellowlegs and the wonderful Rufous Hummingbird.