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On the Trails: Strolling in the March sunshine soak up some more rays. There was a stiff little north wind, so summer dress was definitely not yet in order. Common goldeneyes dove in the estuary and dozens of Canada geese slept or foraged in the shallows. The usual mob of crows fossicked about on...
Photo: Gaggle of goldeneye

Dock crew unload and sort goldeneye rockfish Sunday at the Norquest Seafoods plant in Petersburg. Processors are buying goldeneye for $1.25 per pound. Sound off on the important issues at
Recent resuce @ the Juneau Raptor Center: 'Archie'

...about the Barrow's Goldeneye: This medium-sized...body. Whole groups of goldeneyes will dive at the same...water. Barrow's Goldeneyes are aggressive and...more so than Common Goldeneyes. This bird is primarily...north than the Common Goldeneye. They are cavity-nesting...
On the Trails: Findings on the North Douglas rainforest trail

...A lone horned grebe in winter plumage dove in the bay, ignoring the mallards that nibbled at the water's edge and the goldeneyes loafing near the point. Most interesting to me was a chance observation: I happened to turn around in a lucky spot and something...
Life's about to spring from gloomy March

...striking black and white duck attract his female with an energetic display. In a quick acrobatic movement, the male common goldeneye tosses his head back until it rests for a second on his back with his bill pointing to the sky. Pulling binoculars from my...
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...we watched two fuzzy young ducklings, probably Barrow's goldeneyes. They loafed on a rock in the sun, then went diving in the...even a report of a nest in a marmot burrow. Parental care in goldeneyes may be short and skimpy after the eggs hatch, and the ducklings...
Bird Bits: An elegant winter duck

...ducks hang with Barrow's goldeneye ducks in small flocks of three...season. But, the Common goldeneye's wings in flight make a...distance.Common and Barrow's goldeneyes are medium sized ducks: They...two pounds. The Barrow's goldeneye males, in a mixed flock...
On the Trails: Short winter junkets

...The usual squads of harlequin ducks sallied out from the rocks or poked along the boulders. A few common and Barrow's goldeneyes sailed by, some of the males half-heartedly beginning a courtship routine. A stray sea lion and a harbor porpoise swam...
On the Trails: Early May on North Douglas

...bits dangling from their bills and seeming to cache their prizes among the cobbles. Groups of harlequin ducks and common goldeneyes floated peacefully around the edges of the covers.A sizable flock of scoters suddenly erupted in panicked flight and fled...
On the Trails: Plant behavior

...chirp or sing, or wave their antennae or legs in a certain way. Our male humming birds whir in great swinging loops, male goldeneye ducks cock their heads far back and throw out their chests, male sooty grouse hoot from conifer trees, and so on. The visible...


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