Morning Light

As they days are getting shorter, I’m finding the sun lower in the sky each week on my way to class. This morning clouds dominated, but there were a few breaks, including one that allowed filtered sunlight through back over by Cross Mountain. The rays shining through the clouds and mist made for a very … Read more

More Hummingbird Action

I was walking down DeGroff street a little after 5pm this evening and at the intersection with Baranof Street noticed the distinctive sounds of an Anna’s Hummingbird calling/singing. On multiple prior occasions Connor had told me that he had seen/heard Anna’s Hummingbirds at this location, but this was the first time I had. I was … Read more

Lower Gavan Hill

Of course the highlight of today was getting to photograph a Northern Mockingbird (which I posted about separately), but before that there was a wander around Lower Gavan Trail looking for mushrooms and whatever else turned up. There were a few mushrooms around, but I was also interested to hear an Anna’s Hummingbird that was … Read more

Northern Mockingbird

Last Friday I was visiting with Larry, another pizza-day regular, over lunch at the Backdoor and he happened to mention that there had been an unfamiliar bird in their yard. From his description of a bird with white outer tail feathers and white on its wings (he thought primaries), it didn’t sound like a very … Read more

Raven Radio Show #63 – Paul and Brooke

Download Radio Show The 28 September show featured a conversation with Paul Norwood and Brooke Shafer. We talked about some of their spring and summer adventures around Southeast Alaska. 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 … Read more

Starrigavan Slide Revisited

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Starrigavan Slide

The forecast for tomorrow called for additional rain, possibly heavy, so I suggested to a friend who wanted to visit the Starrigavan slide area that we go this evening when it was still relatively dry. This time of year evenings are getting short, so we did not have a lot of daylight hours, but having … Read more