A quick photographic catch up of the last month
On May 31st I made one last run to Little Tanaga Straits for the Whiskered Auklet show. As usual they put on a good performance.
I found this Rough-legged Hawk soaring over Clam Lagoon on June 1st. They are extremely rare for Adak. And in fact it was only May 10th of this year that I recorded my first one on Adak flying over my house. Nice to get some pictures of this one. Since its a light phase bird it could very well be the Asian ssp??
On June 2nd I saw these two Green-winged Teal on Clam Lagoon. Seems like I am starting to see more and more of the carolinensis ssp on Adak now. Crecca is our local resident breeder.
This was a fun bird. After several Hawfinch had been around in May I had this female show up at my house feeders in June and was a regular for over a week. What fun it was to wake up and drink my coffee while watching it feed right out the window. She was last seen June 20th.
I am now keeping my eyes out for Cuckoos. June and July have been very productive the last few years for these birds.