Monthly Archives: May 2018

Evening Outings

This evening I went out to Pioneer Park and found the shooting stars had mostly finished blooming. I also took a walk around Totem Park to see what I might turn up there. It was a pleasant, but fairly quiet … Continue reading

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Report of Vaux’s Swifts over Indian River

Connor texted to let me know he saw (and photographed) a couple of Vaux’s Swifts flying over the bridge at Indian River. By the time I got there, they had apparently moved on, and didn’t come back while I was … Continue reading

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Fledgling Song Sparrow

One of the Song Sparrows banded in my yard last November has stayed around to nest. Connor discovered where the nest recently, and today I saw a young bird sitting just outside of it. I suspect it was just leaving … Continue reading

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Great Horned Owl

I heard about a Great Horned Owl that had been being harassed by crows since early this morning. It was located in a dense patch of trees in a residential area, but I was able to get a bit of … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #157 – Richard Nelson

Download Radio Show The May 19th show featured a replay of my May 2012 conversation with Richard Nelson. Originally broadcast live, we spoke about bird calls and songs, and shared recordings from both Sitka and elsewhere in the state. If … Continue reading

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Blue Lake and Off Trail Exploring

Despite a forecast for sunny conditions, a marine layer moved in over town, and it was a gray day for much of it. I took Rowan out the road for a conditioning hike. Coming around the road towards Thimbleberry Creek, … Continue reading

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