Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pied-billed Grebe Returns

Pied-billed Grebes are Very Rare in spring around Sitka, so I certainly was not looking for this bird to show up when we briefly stopped to take a look at the birds on Swan Lake this afternoon. I probably would … Continue reading

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Pied-billed Grebe and Totem Park Observations

The Pied-billed Grebe has returned to Swan Lake. This evening I took a walk down to Totem Park.

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Shorebirds and a Merlin

Yesterday a little before 5pm the tide was just coming off its peak and I decided to see what shorebirds might be present. There was a substantial amount of herring spawn at the park last month, and the there remains … Continue reading

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Sapsucker Drumming

20110505_RBSA_Lincoln_Street_Drumming.mp3 Been pretty swamped with work and house issues, but have made a little time to go look for spring migrants. This morning on the way back from Totem Park (where there are still lots of shorebirds) I recorded this … Continue reading

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Spring Evening at Totem Park

This entry is part 74 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

I took a walk down to Totem Park this evening to see what shorebirds were in.

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Tracks in the Sand

This entry is part 73 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

As I write this (December 2011) I don’t remember where these photos were taken. I think they were probably at Halibut Point Rec, though I have no other record from that visit. As best I can tell, these tracks are … Continue reading

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