This male Pine Bunting was one of several interesting small birds at the weekend: the Snow Bunting of course but also Long-tailed Rosefinch, a flock of 7 Asian Rosy Finch and a couple of small flocks of Siberian Meadow Bunting.
We were east of town checking on the Steller’s Sea Eagle which takes up residence there every winter. It was there but sat on a tree on the mountainside doing nothing. A Mountain Hawk-Eagle put in a brief appearance at least.
The port was quiet but this Pelagic Cormorant popped up close.
Still really mild. We were out east today: a few interesting things around but not great for photography. The above Peregrine posed nicely and there were also several White-tailed Eagle around, a lone Mountain Hawk-Eagle and 000’s of Black-legged Kittiwakes offshore.
Here’s a common local species: you can see it’s a male by the red flash on its head.