Monthly Archives: April 2018

Shorebirds

Connor let me know there was a golden-plover down by Totem Park, so I took a short walk down to check it out. In addition to the Pacific Golden-Plover, I also saw a Black-bellied Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher, and a few … Continue reading

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Migrants Return

A flock of Greater White-fronted Geese and one of Cackling Geese were feeding on the peninsula at Swan Lake today. They joined the regular Mallards and the lingering juvenile Trumpeter Swan. Rowan and I made a quick trip up Gavan … Continue reading

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Return to Thimbleberry Lake

I revisited Thimbleberry Lake this this morning in hopes of finding the Osprey seen the past couple of days. I saw a bird fly in at the upper end of the lake that I thought might be an Osprey, as … Continue reading

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Gray Clouds and Spring Flowers

Over the past 24 hours many spring migrants seem to have moved in. I got reports of good numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds at both Totem Park and Starrigavan. Two Osprey were seen at Heart and Thimbleberry Lake, and a … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #155 – Phil Mooney

Download Radio Show The April 22nd show featured a conversation with Phil Mooney, retired biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In this conversation Phil shared several stories about experiences involving bears during his career as a biologist … Continue reading

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Starrigavan Estuary

After the steadier rain of Wednesday, Thursday’s pattern shifted to more showery conditions. As the day went on, the sun broke through a few times, but the trade off was especially heavy showers at times. This lasted into the night, … Continue reading

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