For each of the last two days we’ve been treated with a rare bird. First on the 26th we netted and banded a hatch-year Pacific-slope Flycatcher and then early morning of the 27th (today) a juvenile Black Turnstone landed briefly at the gravel bar at the creek mouth. Both are about 3rd/4th records for the Yukon! Here are a few photos of our star visitors.
|Pac-slope showing the distinctive head and eye-ring shape|
|Back view of Pac-slope|
|Detail of the primary-tip spacing|
|Notice distinctly emarginated P6|
|Distant pre-dawn docu shot of the Turnstone|