On the Trails: As winter falls away, bears, hooters, mountain goats appear again

...their calls are more varied than in winter, or so it seems. Hooters (sooty grouse) are heard again on the hillsides. The robins are back, but I have yet to hear their song. The red-breasted sapsuckers are here, checking out snags and light posts...
On the Trails: Regurgitation! germinate, but those we found out on the sand beach were doomed to be washed out by the tides. Smaller birds, such as robins, can selectively discard large seeds after swallowing the whole fruit, allowing smaller seeds to pass through the gut. Seeds...
Bird Bits: Unusual robins

...leucistic American Robin" is a bird with all white plumage. Juneau spring birders have spotted several piebald American Robins. Is the coloration difference a problem to the bird? Could be. The pictured bird lacks strong camouflage and may be easy...
Flocks of robins ready for migration south berries, draw noisy flocks of robins. The birds are packing in food as they...migration south. Just as the arrival of robins in Alaska is a sign of spring, these congregations of robins prior to migration is a sign that autumn...
Albino robin shows up at raptor center eyes was delivered to a Juneau Raptor Center volunteer's home. The person that delivered the bird said there were adult robins close to where this bird was found. The bird was quiet when first brought to JRC, but after it made its first sounds, it...
Perseverance Trail in mid-May

...Last Chance Basin were well leafed-out in golden-green, robins were nest building and singing, and my favorite yellow violets...called from the hillsides. In the deciduous stands were American robins, fox sparrows, myrtle warblers, and orange-crowned warblers...
Cavity nesters know how to stay safe

Most of our local breeding birds build open-cup nests, more or less like deep saucers with no roof. Robins, mallards, hummingbirds, warblers, and sparrows are examples of open-cup nesters. In contrast, some of our local birds...
Sports On TV

...ESPN2 - Playoffs, Southeast Regional semifinal, at Warner Robins, Ga.11 a.m., ESPN2 - Playoffs, Midwest Regional semifinal...ESPN2 - Playoffs, Southeast Regional semifinal, at Warner Robins, Ga.3 p.m., ESPN2 - Playoffs, Southwest Regional final...
Gustavus meadows

...convenience of the front deck of the cabin, all the young cedar waxwings (four of 'em!), song sparrows, tree swallows, robins, hummers, and even two very new, tiny spotted sandpipers in the garden, plus a nest full of barn swallows almost ready to...
On the Trails: Going to Granite Creek Basin

...and ruby-crowned kinglets in the trees, Wilson's warblers, fox sparrows, and orange-crowned warblers in the brush. Robins were well along in their nesting cycle, but nevertheless we heard them almost everywhere. Up in the basin, I was pleased...


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