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On the evening of May 1, I went out to Fairbanks’ bird watching hot spot: Creamers Field. Normally by this time of the year, the fields are snow and ice-free, the grasses are starting to grow, and the birds and bird watchers are flocking all over the place. This year there’s still about a foot of snow on the ground, the watering holes are few and tightly packed, and the wind was blowing just enough to keep all but the faithful (or clinically insane) from enjoying the beauty of it all. I braved the wind and cold for a half hour before packing it in. The snow actually made for a great backdrop for the contrasting colors of plumage, and the few watering holes that exist were packed with birds. Even in the cold, they still managed to shake their tailfeathers Here are some sample images, feel free to browse the full gallery here:

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