Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Orange-crowned Warbler

Vermivora celata
August 25 2009, in my garden, probably on migration.

Stokes: "..,celata means concealed. It refers to the orange crown patch, which is almost always hidden under the olive head feathers,..."

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Say's Phoebe

Sayornis saya
crocus hill Mendenhall subdivision
August 1, 2009

And on May 13, 2017 Kusawa desert

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal
Anas crecca
May 16 2009, Kip's puddle
The female is brown.

female green-winged teal with 4 duckling July 4, 2016 in the slough at the beginning of Kusawa road

Northern Pintail

May 2 2011



Northern Pintails
Anas acuta
May 16 2009
They have been here for several days at Kip's puddle in the Mendenhall subdivision.

2011 May 2, a large flock (appr. 2 two dozen) at the same puddle


not totally sure , but i think these are;
Pectoral Sandpipers
Calidris melanotos
On their way North, stopping here at Kip's puddle on May 16 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Common Merganser

Common Merganser
Mergus Merganser
Mendenhall Landing on the Takhini river.
Sept 14, 2008

When i first arrived the birds were quietly resting, I forgot if i disturbed them or the Bald eagle that was there.
According to the Birds of the Yukon Territory book, they do congregate at the Takhini river in large numbers.

These all appear to be females.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rock Ptarmigan

July 27 2008, 'fire tower mountain' (Stony Creek)

Male Rock Ptarmigan
Lagopus mutus

American Pipit

July 27, 'fire tower' Mountain (Stony Creek)

probably a juvenile American Pipit.
Anthus rubescens

Surf Scoter

July 23 2008, Takhini saltflats

Surf scoter
Melanitta perspicillata


July 23 2008 Takhini saltflats

Charadrius vociferus

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Golden Plover

American Golden Plover.
Pluvialis dominicus

July 19 2008, Kusawa Ridge, approx. 5500 feet high