Upper Cook Inlet Bird Report
16 August 2005
This is the Upper Cook Inlet Bird Report, sponsored by the Anchorage
Audubon Society. This report was updated on Tuesday evening, 16
A male Yellow-headed Blackbird was seen today, the 16th, at Potter
Marsh. It was seen at the small pull-off between the large paved
pull-out and the south end of the marsh. This individual still has a
distinctive yellow head, so if it stays at the marsh it should be
readily visible. The Yellow-headed Blackbird is unusual in Alaska and
the Anchorage area, but has been recorded several times locally in
In other news, this is the time when people start seeing mixed-species
flocks of songbirds moving through the area. One such flock in the
City View area on the 13th had Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted
Nuthatches, a Brown Creeper, and an Orange-crowned Warbler.
Typically, these flocks of are noisy, actively feeding birds, and they
may sweep through a yard quickly and then move on to the next.
Please leave your observations at the end of this message, and be sure
to include your date, name, telephone number and location. Thank you.