Date: 7/1/19 1:04 pm From: Janet and Phil Lamberson <pjlamberson...> Subject: [obol] Magpies in Alaska
Someone mentioned recently that magpies in Alaska behave differently than that species in Oregon. I am currently visiting Alaska and a nesting pair in the yard of the house where we are staying have just fledged four raucous young 'uns. The habitat is spruce/alder on a lakeshore (Bear Lake) six miles north of the coast at Seward. It's like having magpies nesting on Olalla Lake, 6 miles inland from Newport.
Meanwhile, a pair of loons have a week-old couple of loonlets and we enjoy hearing the beautifully plumaged parents doing their haunting loon call when the eagles fly over. We'll be here a couple of weeks so we can watch them grow. - Janet