07 October 2015

Need a hobby?

Four of the seven birders on the island were lucky to have a EURASIAN HOBBY fly by earlier today.  This Code 4 vagrant (the 4th Pribilof record) is our latest by almost 2 months and the first one here in 12 years.  As (bad) luck would have it, Ashley and I were birding on the opposite end of the island and ended up missing the bird.  Who knows, maybe it'll stick around?

In our subsequent searching for the hobby, we came across this NORTHERN SHRIKE near the airport:
This is the 6th Pribilof record and the first since 2013.

I have to say, the fall evenings here are still splendid!