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Tuesday February 12, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This year around beauty doesn't often come to the feeder until days begin to lengthen and temps warm just a bit, usually not until March. Pine Grosbeak is the biggest (and rarest) of all 'winter finches.' I am very happy to see them, maybe it means an early spring!

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23. novembergale
12:37 AM GMT on February 15, 2013
Beautiful!!!
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22. katy99780
10:21 PM GMT on February 14, 2013
Thank you Dave and James.
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21. gardner48197
8:57 PM GMT on February 14, 2013
What a Winter treat!! Lovely!!
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20. WurzelDave
8:56 PM GMT on February 14, 2013
Nice one.
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19. katy99780
2:16 AM GMT on February 14, 2013
Thanks for stopping by Arlene, I see on my bird book maps that they do show up there from time to time in winter.
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18. canuckjune
12:14 AM GMT on February 14, 2013
When I grew up in Canada we had a lot of pine and evening grosbeaks and they are so pretty. We had a bush with rosehips and they loved them. I haear they are around here in ND but I have not seen any.
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17. katy99780
11:29 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Thank you Rodney and Barb!

Barb I'm pretty sure we aren't allowed more than one AC in a series, but you can bet I'll be snapping photos of these beauties, next chance I get, and maybe I'll get lucky!
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16. BAMyres
10:44 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
I've heard of the Rosebreasted Grosbeak, but never heard of the Pine variety. What a shot and a treat for all of us. Looks like a flame, with the red center and the blue around. 10+ in my book. This needs a blue border.

Thanks for all your postings that give us 48ers a virtual visit to Alaska!
Barb
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15. RNJoel
10:37 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Wonderful capture, such a treat to see.
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14. katy99780
10:32 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Thanks Julia and Michal.
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13. Kajzar
10:03 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Beautiful colorful bird!
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12. Doesiedoats
8:21 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
This is just one reason I love WU. We
get to see things we would never see
at home.

Thanks for sharing this little fellow.
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11. katy99780
6:08 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Thank you Bernard and Heidrun.
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10. trailhiker44
1:16 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
WOW- this is a big beauty !
Love your description and hope you are right about an early arrival of Spring !
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9. Hotzenwaelder
5:44 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
The bird sure does make a contrast to the snow.
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8. katy99780
4:50 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Thank you Steve and Gil.
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7. gilg72
4:48 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Great one katy.
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6. backwardguy
2:23 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Great color and clarity!
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5. katy99780
2:23 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Oh geez, sorry I didn't include his ID Kathy and Eileen... this is a Pine Grosbeak!

Thanks for stopping by Maxime, Kathy, Charlotte and Eileen!
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4. YouKnowWho
1:46 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Pretty...but sure don't know the name of it!
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3. llpj04
1:43 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Colorful little guy!
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2. ChrisAnthemum
1:42 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
So what kind of finch is it, Katy; do you know?
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1. emixam101
1:25 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Awesome to hear that Katy and thanks for the description :)
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katy99780

I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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