[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/20130529_COYE_SwanLake.mp3] Download Common Yellowthroat Song I heard an unfamiliar bird singing down at Swan Lake today, that I thought might be a Common Yellowthroat. I was able to get a recording and photo to confirm. Although this species has been reported in Sitka several times during migration, it is not seen most years.
Early this month, Connor noticed a Robin nest. Over the last couple of weeks while working at my computer, I’ve been watching the adults regularly come and go from the nest as they fed their growing young. Just earlier today, I noticed the young were looking pretty large as they stretched up to get food … Read more
While walking along Halibut Point Road near the middle school, the kids and I saw a dust devil move from Crabapple Drive (where it seemed like it might have formed) across the main road where a pedestrian was briefly caught in it as it passed across the sidewalk and into the grass near the batting … Read more
The kids and I visited Indian River at the road bridge today. While I was watching and photographing the American Dipper nest Connor discovered a couple of days ago, Rowan managed to catch a fresh water sculpin – something I didn’t even know existed before. She was pretty excited about that. After our riverside adventures … Read more
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/20130519-KCAW_Potluck_Breeding_Birds.mp3] Download Radio Show The 19 May show featured bird calls and songs, mostly of later arriving breeding birds. 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.