Tufted Puffin

Had a chance to get out with a couple of visitors on a tour with Jim Seeland of Sitka Sound Tours. They were interested in seeing birds out on the water and so Jim asked me to come along. The weather wasn’t particularly pleasant out in the sound, so we stuck to inside waters south of town where I was able to photograph this Tufted Puffin in Redoubt Bay.

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Indian River Valley on a Wet Day

Went for a hike up Indian River valley to take care of the ibuttons. It was a very soggy day. Found a couple of things that prompted me to pull out the camera despite the abundance of rain – a common plant in an unusual (for it) location, and a fungus I don’t remember having seen before.

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