More Photos to come – still processing It seems like it’s getting into the peak time for shorebird migration, but things are still seeming a little slow. It’s possible that a lot of birds can and will still show up, but I wonder if the lack of inclement weather recently has allowed birds to push … Read more
It was kind of a busy day today; the last day of meeting for classes at UAS, all the grading associated with classes winding down, and getting back and forth. I did feel compelled to stop this morning to take some pictures of the clouds breaking over the mountains. The mix of bright and dark … Read more
Back in 2007 I had the bright idea to try and document 1000 species in a single year. I started a weblog for the project – the posts live on, but it hasn’t been updated in years – and made it through 65 species that year. Of course I saw and photographed many more, but … Read more
This morning I did a little birding and made a return trip to Starrigavan to look at the rock again. Upon a second look, I thought I could almost discern some grooves that could be from glacial wear (see photo above and maybe use your imagination), but I definitely concluded that the rock out on … Read more
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/2014/20140427_KCAW_SITNAT_Bird_songs.mp3] Download Radio Show The 27 April show featured bird songs of many of the common nesting birds around Sitka. 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.
Late this morning, Connor, Rowan and I headed out to Starrigavan to see what might be out there. We managed to time it just about right at high tide, so it wasn’t optimal for seeing things. There were still quite a few ducks out in the bay, and I was surprised to hear a Long-tailed … Read more