Common Redpolls have been lingering pretty late this year. A Western Gull below the bridge was a nice bird for the state.
Although spring officially started last weekend, the winter weather continues to hold on, with snow falling most days last week and snow in the forecast through at least Friday. Winter did not seem especially cold overall, but unlike many years, there was no extended period of above freezing temperatures. Swan Lake remains almost completely frozen, … Read more
Early in January I noticed a Sea Otter feeding in the kelp patch right off the Sea Mart Parking lot. The juvenile gull pictured here followed it around pretty closely, presumably hoping to grab a scrap or two from what the otter was eating. Unfortunately, the light and distance were such that I could not … Read more
Late winter visit to the west fork of Indian River including the big hemlock and the upper end of the valley.
Last year I had the idea that it might be interesting to place temperature loggers at various locations around the Sitka area in order to get a better sense of the temperature variation around town. (A more complete write up of the project idea is available at the Area Temperature Variation page.) To that end, … Read more