Monthly Archives: April 2013

Snow on Verstovia

Yesterday evening when I was headed home from checking for shorebirds at the park, the clouds lifted a bit and I saw the snow level had dropped to under 1000 feet, which is pretty low for this time of year. … Continue reading

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Northern Thallophaga

Northern Thallophaga (Thallophaga hyperborea) moths seem to be relatively common around here. I learned to recognize them consistently last year, noticing them starting in late April in 2012 and mid-April this year. I saw them through the 19 June last … Continue reading

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Mottled Gray Carpet

So far I’ve only photographed three Mottled Gray Carpet (Cladara limitaria) moths, last year (and now) in April, and one in late May back in 2008. Based on photos I’ve looked on Moth photographers group, this species is fairly variable, … Continue reading

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Walk through Totem Park

I walked through the park on my way home after class this morning. I didn’t see much in the way of migrants, but I did manage to catch a first year Glaucous Gull – the first of those I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Raven Radio Show #26: Laura Kaltenstein

Download Radio Show The 21 April show featured a conversation with Laura Kaltenstein. Photo of Fern-leaf Goldthread which was mentioned on the show. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment … Continue reading

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Greater Yellowlegs and Black-bellied Plover

Migration is starting to ramp up, and I was fortunate to have a chance to sit with and photograph a couple of cooperative shorebirds in the morning light down at Totem Park.

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