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. Still, the shorebirds are moving and I like to see what comes through, so I … Read more
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 year, though I’m not sure if that is typical, since it was a pretty chilly … Read more
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, but the 3 I’ve seen have all been fairly similar – especially the ones from … Read more
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 this year. I was also interested to note that most of the gulls at the … Read more
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/2013/20130421_KCAW_Potluck_Laura_Kaltenstein.mp3] 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 here or on the page I’ve set up for that purpose.
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.