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...
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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...
On the Trails: Finding noise in the 'Quiet'

...along, stopping every so often to look and listen.? wing beats of ravens, wind rasping through their feathers as the birds power their way along, in contrast to the slower, softer wingbeats of a heron;? the puff of air as surfacing sea lions...
'Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage' well - fish eyes, bird eyes. An oystercatcher in the book stares at the reader; Ernest liked the photo because the bird was both looking at him and trying to hide from him."It's just a matter of being aware, and looking around, and...
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...
Life into art: DeRoux installs new public art in Juneau 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...
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...
Bush would move Interior Department to the West

...about federal attempts to protect greater sage grouse.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell recently decided against listing the bird as threatened or endangered. But critics say the Obama administration is pursuing other protective measures that could...
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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...
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...


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