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    I'm a bird of prey freak.....anybody know where there are any nests or where you see raptors regularly. Thanks.

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    There is a bald eagle nest that you can view from pottes marsh. I saw one there on monday. There is one a few miles down the little su from the millers reach put in, too.
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    From what I understand raptors use nests for many years so it is likely that the one I used to watch every year as a kid is still there. It was near the corner of Seldon and Wasilla fishhook. Nest was in a tall cottonwood tree and was home to a family of red tails every year. If you are local to that area PM me and I will give you directions, it has been 10 years but it may still be worth a look. You can also walk along Rabbit slough down on the flats. I have seen LOTS of owls there. There are also some eagles and hawks. Along the sloughs there are big cottonwoods which make great nesting sites.

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    If you have a raft or canoe and some free time on your hands, you can float the 40 mile river up near chicken. Lots of peregrine falcon nests.

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    Osprey nest on the Johnson River bridge between Delta and Tok - been there for at least ten years. Birds using it every year.
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    I know where there's an Osprey Nest on Fort Wainwright. Ive seen them there everyyear now for the past 7 years.

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    Eagle in Wasilla behind Lowes

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    Lots of eagles and more nests this year than I have seen in the last few years on the Big Su/Yentna :-)

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    Thanks for the info......any intel on redtail or goshawk nests. Thanks again.

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    Yo OATS-man,
    Saw 2 merlins mating in a large spruce tree just east of the intersection of Turnagain St. and Douglas North of Northern lights. Was a couple weeks ago.

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    What kinda nest do you think this is? came across it while fishing on the Arolik River out in western Alaska.
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