Homer/Kachemak Bay Bird Hotline (235-PEEP): 6-1-11
- KACHEMAK BAY BIRD ALERT INFORMATION LINE
June 1, 2011
Homer is hopping with birds! (and rabbits)...
On the 30th and 31st a TURKEY VULTURE was seen in the Diamond Ridge Rd. area. (Will update this report when more exact location is known.)
On the 31st SURFBIRDS were seen on the jetty by the Harbor. The first HORNED PUFFINS (3) were seen on Gull Island on the 29th and there is an interesting BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE with reddish legs there also. A YELLOW-BILLED LOON was seen in Mud Bay.
On the 31st a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was heard half way up Portlock Rd. (Previously reported as probably nesting near there.) Also on the 27th many warblers reported: YELLOW, WILSON'S, ORANGE-CROWNED, TOWNSEND, BLACKPOLL. And, a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD. (Great neighborhood!)
ARCTIC AND ALEUTIAN TERNS were reported on the ground at the Old Tern Colony. Also DOWITCHER (sp?) and YELLOWLEGS (sp?) pairs.
East of Miller's Landing above the beach (a first ever sighting right there) a BELTED KINGFISHER has been seen several times perching there, when the tide was way, way, way out. A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH heard at Seaside Farms.
Fritz Creek: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, possible ("sounded like") WESTERN WOOD PEEWEE, WILSON'S WARBLERS, HERMIT THRUSH, BELTED KINGFISHER.
Eveline Park (15 miles out East End Rd, 1 mile past McNeil Canyon School, turn at sign): GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, VARIED THRUSH; WILSON'S and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS; FOX, SAVANNAH'S, GOLD-CROWNED SPARROWS.
At Eagle Lake (approx. 20 miles out East End Rd.) on the 29th the following were seen: PACIFIC LOON (nesting pair), WILSON'S SNIPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, AMERICAN ROBIN, MEW GULL, FOX SPARROW, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, SWALLOWS (sp?).
Anchor River: SHEARWATERS (sp?) reported on the 29th.
Yes, IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BIRD!!