A Brambling, a Eurasian species that occasionally visits the northern part of Alaska, was reported at a residence in Ferndale . On Sunday, 1/24, probably 30 birders were welcomed into the home and allowed to wait. When he did arrive, I was only able to shoot through a window at a marked angle so my pictures stink but they should serve as proof. It was my first new life bird since 2013. Let’s hope it is the first of several such.