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  • Aaron Lang
    Took a walk around the Portlock-Fernwood loop in Homer this morning. There are two foot paths, one that connects Fernwood and Portlock, and one that connects
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      Took a walk around the Portlock-Fernwood "loop" in Homer this morning.
      There are two foot paths, one that connects Fernwood and Portlock, and one
      that connects Taku to Taku that make this a very nice walk through a very
      birdy neighborhood.

      The highlight of the walk was a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on Fernwood. It was in
      a choke cherry on the west side of the road, about 1/4 mile up hill from the
      intersection of Fernwood and Taku. There is a lot of fruit on Fernwood at
      the moment, but this large choke cherry seems to be especially active right
      now. There were 100-125 AMERICAN ROBINS, 70 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and at least
      one VARIED THRUSH also feeding in it today. Most of the Robins and Waxwings
      flew restlessly around the neighborhood, but frequently returned to this
      tree.

      Other birds on the walk were an adult SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, an immature
      NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 3 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, and 15 PINE GROSBEAKS. I
      returned home to find the LINCOLN'S SPARROW and 6 GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS at
      the feeder.

      Good birding,

      Aaron Lang
      Homer


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