Decided to hike up East Mountain last evening before conducting my Whip
Route. Surprise bird was a male (immature) Spruce Grouce at 3,400'. (banded
on both legs)
One Bicknell's heard calling and Swainson's Thrush from top to bottom of Mt.
Among ususal assortment of warblers were:
15 Swainson's Thrush
6 Blackpoll warbler
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1 Bicknell's Thrush
On my Whip route I heard 2 very close to road at stop 8 and another distant
bird at stop 9. A Fisher walked by me at stop 7 without a hello.
Just back from Gambell, Alaska where the highlites for me were: A 10 Alcid
day, Ross's Gull, Ivory Gull, Dovekies, and 3 Bristle-thigh Curlew at Nome. Less
than fantastic video of 500,000 alcids at: