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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

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Date

December 7, 2019 02:00 PM AKST

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Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Observer

robertweeden

Date

December 7, 2019 01:59 PM AKST

Description

About a dozen at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks where people feed the ducks throughout the winter. The river is open here due to discharge from the power plant upstream.

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Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula

Observer

robertweeden

Date

December 7, 2019 02:02 PM AKST

Description

Half dozen or so diving in the Chena where heat from the power plant keeps the river open year-round.

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Emerald Spreadwing Lestes dryas

Observer

robertweeden

Date

June 29, 2019 01:05 PM AKDT

Description

id courtesy of Dan Jackson at BugGuide "With those claspers, that is a teneral Lestes (spreadwing). The configuration of the paraprocts looks good for L. dryas since they appear bulbous at the tip."

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

December 3, 2019 11:29 AM AKST

Description

Working its way up birch trees very systematically. It would brush snow away with side-to-side sweeps of its head before going to work chopping and flaking with its bill.
This individual was banded (I can't read the band with my software but if you are interested in a photo of the band, let me know.)

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Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

November 28, 2019 01:27 PM AKST

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Yellow Douglas Fir Borer Centrodera spurca

Observer

robertweeden

Date

June 16, 2019 10:32 PM AKDT

Description

22 mm body length
attracted to house lights

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Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 17, 2019 12:15 PM AKDT

Description

I have narrowed this down to four possibilities: A. aculeata has been recorded most often in Alaska - but not this far north. A. hirtipes, A. mutabilis and A. pictilis seem to be far less common but have been recorded in or north of the Brooks Range. According to a German website A. aculeata should have fine dark lines at the posterior end of the "heart" marking on the abdomen - which this individual does not appear to have.

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Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 24, 2019 01:21 PM AKDT

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Orange-spined Drone Fly Eristalis interrupta

Observer

robertweeden

Date

July 20, 2019 04:25 PM AKDT

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Eye-spotted Lady Beetle Anatis mali

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 4, 2019 11:11 AM AKDT

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Common Aerial Yellowjacket Dolichovespula arenaria

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 30, 2019 07:02 PM AKDT

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Hercules Ant Camponotus herculeanus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 30, 2019 06:50 PM AKDT

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Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 24, 2019 02:16 PM AKDT

Description

probably from my neighbor's apiary 1/8 of a mile away

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Hairy-eyed Flower Fly Syrphus torvus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

September 1, 2019 02:09 PM AKDT

Description

female

id courtesy of Bill Dean at BugGuide

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

Observer

robertweeden

Date

November 3, 2019 01:53 PM AKST

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

November 3, 2019 11:45 AM AKST

Description

Of about 12 chickadees that come to my feeders, 2 have keratinosis. This is the most sever.

For more information see Handel et. al. "Epizootic of Beak Deformities among Wild Birds in Alaska: an Emerging Disease in North America" The Auk 127(4):882-898, 2010

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Broad Damsel Bug Nabis flavomarginatus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

July 20, 2019 04:33 PM AKDT

Description

Found on yarrow in open tall grass meadow.

is courtesy of V. Belov at BugGuide

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Observer

robertweeden

Date

July 20, 2019 04:09 PM AKDT

Description

on yarrow flowers in open high-grass meadow.

id credit to V. Belov at BugGuide

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Suspected Moth Parastichtis suspecta

Observer

robertweeden

Date

July 20, 2019 12:37 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 16 mm
aspen forest
identification credit to David W Droppers

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Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 30, 2016 12:17 PM AKDT

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Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

April 25, 2016 05:32 AM AKDT

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American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea

Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 7, 2019 08:42 AM AKDT

Description

Closest I can come is a juvenile White-crowned - but, I have not found other photos or illustrations with the beak half grey and half yellow. Also, there seems to be some streaking on the upper part of the breast. Any ideas?

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Pacific Acorn Barnacle Balanus glandula

Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 8, 2019 03:55 PM AKDT

Description

Photos of barnacles in the inter-tidal zone at low tide, but they were also much higher up the beach (just looked crushed and dead). Most about 10 mm diameter. Id arrived at by studying iNat photos; but I would be glad of any expert advice!

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Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 7, 2019 09:04 AM AKDT

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 9, 2019 08:11 AM AKDT

Description

Flock of about 40 spending a lot of time on the beach in the tidal zone.

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Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 9, 2019 04:38 PM AKDT

Description

Common in mussel bed just above the water line at low tide. Most specimens measured 5-8 mm (from tip to substrate as measured in photos).

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Shield Limpet Lottia pelta

Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 9, 2019 04:35 PM AKDT

Description

10 mm diameter. Found in mussel bed (Mytilus trossulus) at low tide just at the waterline.

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Northern Bay Mussel Mytilus trossulus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 9, 2019 04:41 PM AKDT

Description

In great numbers at low tide along the shore.

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

robertweeden

Date

October 8, 2019 07:42 AM AKDT
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