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Western US hit with blast of winter weather

...funnel cloud heading their way, she told the Modesto Bee. "It looked like a remake of that Alfred Hitchcock movie 'The Birds.'"Thunderstorms brought hail to parts of Northern California and Sierra Nevada foothills. Rain and strong wind hit...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/western-us-hit-blast-winter-
Nation and World
21st eagle festival brings eagles, photographers, dancers together

...The biggest highlight every year is the eagle release, she said. This year, they released two eagles from Bird TLC, the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage. This year's photography workshop with Bill McRoberts has also been "a...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/21st-eagle-festival-brings-eagles-photogr
Art
Threatened sea duck may be reintroduced in southwest Alaska

...Steller's eiders to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, where the birds once thrived.Only 11 nests have been found there in the last 18 years. The birds' declining numbers on the delta figured heavily in a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-16/threatened-sea-duck-may-be-reintroduced
State
Life into art: DeRoux installs new public art in Juneau

...one somehow. (I was thinking) how do I impart an idea like that to kids? Leave those pages blank, but have them (the birds) going off somewhere (to imply) that could be me, going off on my adventure," he said.The swans' five-foot...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-14/writing-life-art
Art
Out of a trap, into a pickle

...There was a bald eagle, still alive, in one of the traps on the Dec. 24. As she worked for about an hour freeing the bird from the twisted metal chains and leg clamps, she tied up her dogs to a nearby bush and set off a marten box trap to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-13/out-trap-pickle
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Unusual songbird meets an early snowstorm

...Alaska Range on any maps of where the birds live. Neither of us remember seeing...of the Alaska Range. Most maps of the bird's range show it to wander as far...milder climate for winter, I realize the bird is maybe too bold a pioneer to pass...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-09/alaska-science-forum-unusual-songbir
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...and orange bird has never before been seen in the state. The bird's winter range is typically much farther south in Mexico...Bartlett Cove last week, another Alaska first. Whether the birds' northern migration was due to shifting weather patterns...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-28/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
14-year-old IDs hooded oriole in Juneau

...of binoculars and told his mother the bird she'd seen flitting around the Juneau...and Fairbanks for a chance to see the bird. It normally lives in Mexico, California...her son Owen, age 14, over to see the bird. The two of them have been birding...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-25/14-year-old-ids-hooded-oriole-juneau
Outdoors
On the Trails: What happens when animals eat poisons?

...The reproductive success of California quail was reduced in years when their preferred forage plants were scarce and the birds ate more plants that contained protective chemicals. Voles in Japan also had lower reproductive success in habitats that...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-11/trails-what-happens-when-animals-eat
Outdoors
Becoming Alaskan: Oh, the things you'll fear

...Glacier.When I pointed this out and suggested a couple options (saunter through the Shrine of St. Therese, picnic with the birds at Eagle Beach, etc.) he had one main concern:"OK, Sarah, but when I get out of the car, what should I be afraid...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-16/becoming-alaskan-o-things-youll-fea
Neighbors

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