The (male) reddish-colored Pine Grosbeak is a plump and stocky finch. At 8-10″ tall it is our largest Grosbeak, around the size of a Robin. It has unusual throat pouches where it can store food. When it is able to find a good source of food, it fills its pouch up! They enjoy feeding on black sunflower seeds. I photographed these birds at a friends feeder in Fairbanks. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
Beautiful Alaskan scenery. Milepost 243 on the Richardson Highway.
Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
December 24 about 4pm in Clearwater, Alaska. Photo Dwight Phillips
This big chunky sparrow nests in the far north and in western mountains, and many birders know it only as a migrant or winter visitor. It is usually found on the ground under dense thickets, scratching busily in the leaf-litter with both feet. On its breeding grounds, it gives a beautifully clear whistled song. Photo by Dwight Phillips
This is a Clearwater Full moon taken this past Christmas eve at Clearwater State Park. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
Winter Cabin taken on the Glenn highway. Photo by Dwight Phillips