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Arctic Visitor!

Uploaded by: katy99780

Monday April 15, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A first experience for me, to have a Snow Bunting actually come to a feeder. They migrate through on their way to the high Arctic, and scrounge seeds from any patch of snow-free ground. But we don't have much of that this year, we still have our full winter's 22 inches. Perhaps that has driven them to feeders this year.

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21. WurzelDave
7:04 PM GMT on April 19, 2013
Wow, superb close shot Katy. Think this snow bunting is a female but not sure. Congrats on blue.
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20. katy99780
12:13 AM GMT on April 19, 2013
Thank you Wanda, Carol and Gil!
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19. gilg72
8:47 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Beautiful shot. Congratulations on this AC!
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18. gingyb
8:09 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Sooo beautiful., now they know you feed them so they might stop more often.
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17. Wanda1948
9:19 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Beautiful bird! Congratulations Katy!
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16. katy99780
4:55 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Thanks Heidrun, Tishu, Linda and Randall.
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15. Bluesmaster
4:33 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Lovely capture Katy, AC congrats!
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14. Luckystar
1:25 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Wow, Katy! What an awesome visitor! There are Blessings to all that snow! :). Such a gorgeous capture! Lovely clarity and detail. Beautiful series! 10 and in my favorites!

Congrats on a fantastic AC!
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13. Tishu
8:11 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Great pic. So clear. Pretty bird.
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12. trailhiker44
4:58 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Marvelous catch !
Very lovely feather details !
CONGRATULATIONS, Katy !!!
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11. katy99780
1:05 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Thank you Kat, there were two who came to the feeder, dozens now up and down the roadsides where snow has been scraped off the shoulders.

Haven't seen any at the feeder today.
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10. ColoradoKat
12:38 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Still there, eh? What a treat! Is there more
than one? Such a pretty bird! Congratulations
on your new Blue, Katy!
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9. katy99780
8:45 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
:) Thanks a bunch Jim. From a fellow bird lover.
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8. appledust36
8:42 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
A feast for bird lovers' eyes.
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7. katy99780
8:34 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
Thank you Elaine and Eileen.

Eileen you are so right to notice, they forage here exactly as you see them do in your area.

They have just arrived here on their migration to the high Arctic, and our roadsides and fields are not yet bare, a bit late this year.

That must be the circumstance that brings them to the feeders, I'm thinking.
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6. YouKnowWho
8:27 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
I am amazed these birds are coming to your feeders...they only forage on the ground in winter around here, mostly at the sides of roads.
Neat capture!
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5. Biskitten
8:24 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
Awesome capture - AC congrats, Katy!
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4. katy99780
5:15 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
:) Thanks Steve, James and Charlotte!
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3. llpj04
5:43 AM GMT on April 16, 2013
Cute little snow birdie! Love the sprinkle of cinnamon color!
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2. gardner48197
4:53 AM GMT on April 16, 2013
Love your new visitors, Katy!! Great clarity!!
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1. backwardguy
4:07 AM GMT on April 16, 2013
Lucky you! Very nice feather details!
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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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