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A bird to brighten up the winter

Posted: January 15, 2014 - 4:13pm
  Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

A gray-capped rosy finch feeds at a bird feeder on Diamond Ridge last Saturday. The blue behind it is a tarp on a woodshed. The finch was part of a large flock of about 100 feeding in the area. Rosy finches were one of 54 species counted last month during the annual Homer Christmas Bird Count.

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Seafarer 01/23/14 - 02:31 pm
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Birder's Dilemma

I have been Birding this area (Kenai Pen.) for 12 years and beyond in elsewhere locales, but this bird I have yet to see. I have some incredible sightings, but this little bugger has alluded me. It just seems impossible that it has never come to my feeders. I have been in their territory. I know how and what to feed our birds. I hang my head in disgrace...is this bird evading me? Been driving me nuts for years.

I saw a Golden Eagle hanging with the dump Eagles between Mile 105-106. I called Rare Bird and the number has been disconnected. Bummer.

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