Homer/Kachemak Bay Bird Alert Information Line (235-PEEP): 6-30-12
- KACHEMAK BAY BIRD ALERT INFORMATION LINE
June 30, 2012
Ten COMMON LOONS were seen in a loose bunch, very close in, near Mariner Park today (30th.
Many SAVANNAH SPARROWS were seen from the bike path on the Spit and a YELLOWLEGS was seen flying over at mid-day plus a couple pairs of SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS were observed repelling perceived intruders near Green Timbers.
There has been a WILLET seen repeatedly on the Kenai River Flats area. This, of course, is out of our reporting area, but if anyone is interested in seeing it, check AKBirding for the latest sightings. (This is the first documented sighting of this bird here on the Kenai Peninsula.)
On the 24th out on the Bay, KITTLITZ'S MURRELETS and ARCTIC TERN chicks were seen at Glacier Spit. A COMMON EIDER was seen on the 19th. Also on the 24th RED-FACED CORMORANTS were seen on the Lancashire Rocks. Several BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS have been seen on Hesketh Island.
On the Watermellon Trail (off Ohlson Mt. Rd.) the following were reported on the 23rd: SPRUCE GROUSE; WILSON'S SNIPE; ALDER FLYCATCHER; GRAY JAY; HERMIT and VARIED THRUSH; AMERICAN ROBIN; ORANGE-CROWNED, TOWNSEND'S, and WILSON'S WARBLERS; SAVANNAH, FOX, WHITE-CROWNED, and GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS; DARK-EYED JUNCOS; WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS.
If you see or hear Sandhill Cranes, please report them along with any specific information about the sighting to the Crane Watch, 235-6262 or reports@... .
IT'S ALWAYS A GREAT DAY TO BIRD!!