Wednesday, September 25, 2013

whooo are you

July 30 2013
Kusawa lake

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Junco's nest

July 22 2013,
 all very tiny, placed in a thick rosebush
noting the date i think it must have been the start of a second batch

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Sept. 1, 2013
Mendenhall meadows

Monday, August 26, 2013

common loon

Common Loon 
Three guard's men lake
August 25, 2013

bird's egg

 shorebird nest, hanging on the steep sandy Kusawa river bank, right below the river campground.
June 22 2013
can you see it?

Sunday, June 30, 2013



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rusty Blackbird

yesterday i got this most amazing shot of a rusty blackbird

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Bank Swallow

i think this is  a bank swallow.

Tree Swallow

 June 2 2013
 a few weeks ago several swallows came to the yard, some tree swallows and at least 2 bank swallows.
On June 2nd the tree swallows checking out the nest boxes, and the bank swallows the eaves.
and June 7 a pair of tree swallows as left, one seen to collect nest material and bringing it to the nest box.

This morning June 8 i saw them mating.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Long-billed Dowitcher

Mendenhall Landing
May 24 2013

jumping forward

a Horned Grebe
911-pond, may 18 2013
according to Stokes, it tends to jump forward before diving in the water

Red-necked Grebe

May 18 2013
911 pond

Red-winged blackbird

June 28 ,2013
meadow to the east of 911-pond

To me the most beautiful birdsong is that of the Red-winged Blackbird. Mind you i am not very good at identifying birds by there song.
But I love it when i walk into the marshes and here the clear song of this bird.
And i sat on a dry knoll in the swamp to wait for it to make an appearance, and it did. it failed to show it's red wingspot underneath the yellow one, but there is always a next time.

May 18 2013
Mendenhall Meadows

Friday, May 31, 2013

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird
along the Kusawa road ( first dip from the highway)
May 11 2013

townsend's solitaire

townsend's solitaire
kusawa ridge
May 11 2013
positively identified by song by Mary Whitley.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Spruce Grouse

Stony Creek, May 27 2013

Violet-green swallow

May 27 2013
Stony creek

Friday, May 17, 2013

yukon bird club, May 17 till May 20

The yukon bird club is requesting  people to look at birds this weekend.

So i thought i walk to Kip's puddle two times a day.

-10 am around 20 ducks, among them some shovelers and one bird of prey.
and some little birds.

-6 pm  a pair of mallards, a junco, 3 shovelers  2 males one female, 3 blue-winged teals, at least one female and one male, and two shorebirds ( see picture), and 3 other ducks.
i heard the Robin.
i watch for half an hour,

upon seeing me, first the mallards left
then the 3 unidentified ducks
after say 10 minutes the shovellers left
the teals which were first hidden from view, screamed loudly and eventually left
the shore birds would fly up a bit and land again, and when they left  i left.

Sorry for disturbing their peace.

Kip's puddle is a 5 min. walk ( half a km) from my house
the weather was windy, cloudy ( too cold for May, but not freezing)
and the snow is long gone here.

May 18, 9am till 9.30am
It's already a whooping high of 7 degrees C.
calm and partly sunny

2 male pintails and one female, when they spotted me they took off and with them what sounded like the screamers of yesterday, 2 small ducks
3 shorebirds came and left ( maybe yellowlegs)
i heard juncos, robins and warblers,  in a flash it looked like a yellow-rumped warbler.

May 18 evening  5 minute observation
windy and not much warmer, partly sunny
one duck only.

May 19  morning, 5 min observation
calm and partly sunny
a pair of green-winged teals
one shorebird
a grouse

May 20 morning
after night frost, pretty good weather
a pair of green-winged teals
a male mallard
a plover ( the shorebird)
a robin
a warbler

May 20 evening
super calm no ripple in the water, pretty good weather.
A northern harrier
and i don't know if she ( probably a female bird) flushed the ducks or i did)
2 ducks (probably the teals)
and a minute later 6 unseen small ducks flew away
several robins
a grouse
a shorebird

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Say's Phoebe

Yesterday at the 911-pond there where lots of ducks and Bonaparte Gulls and

swallows, who moved around in a flock around the big pond. at one point overhead and around me.

For the flycatcher's , i do not know the one in the two top pictures. the bottom one i think is a Say's Phoebe

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

yellow-rumped warbler

Ring-necked Ducks

A few days ago i did here the frogs croaking at Kip's puddle, but for ducks only a pair of Ring-necked Ducks remains
May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

common merganser

March 16 2013
Mouth of Kusawa river

Eurasion Wigeon

May 12 2013
Alaska Highway around Cracker Creek
an eurasion wigeon among swans and other ducks on Aug 25 ,2013, close to Kelsall lake ( BC

American Wigeon

May 12 2013
Alaska Highway around cracker creek

Saturday, May 11, 2013


one single redheaded duck at the little pond  in the first dip at the kusawa road
may 11 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

horned grebe

Horned Grebe, May 8 2013, Kip's puddle.

Everdaay i walk out to Kip's puddle, everyday the amount of bird's seem to double.
Sunday ? around a dozen Green-winged teals and a pair of Mallards
Monday 2 dozen Green-winged Teals, 2 pairs of Mallards
Tuesday  at least forty birds
Today what seemed like a hunderd,  the Teals still there, but also American Wigeons, a pair of Northern Shovelers and two male Horned Grebes.
A robin singing in the highest spruce, and little songbirds in the poplars

Sunday, May 5, 2013


And the first gulls i seen around here this year

May 5 2013, Takhini river 
Are they Mew Gulls?


May 5 2013
Stony Creek gravelpit
The first plover i saw this year