Author Archives: matt goff

About matt goff

I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.

Locating the Golden Eagle Nest

Late last week, Eric and Cathy Parker reported seeing a raptor and hearing calls that were probably a Golden Eagle. Yesterday Chuck Susie found a nest on the cliffs above the west end of Blue Lake, and today was able … Continue reading

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Rainy Night and Morning

The forecast for today had originally been for partly cloudy weather and little or no rain. I had planned to take care of this year’s Breeding Bird Survey, which requires a 2:30am rise time. Yesterday the forecast for today had … Continue reading

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Ground Beetle Crossing the Road

Just one photo today – I was walking home this morning and noticed an introduced ground beetle (Carabus nemoralis) crossing the road. Conditions were a bit breezy at times during the day, with occasional showers and some sunny breaks. Coming … Continue reading

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Swan Lake and Galankin Island

I made a trip downtown today with a stop by Swan Lake. The male Redhead was there with a female Gadwall, but I did not see the female Redhead that had been there previously. This evening I went out to … Continue reading

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Indian River

While walking back from the automotive place (car was getting an oil change), I stopped to take a picture of Indian River at the bridge. Flow seems to be fairly typical for spring, and it doesn’t look like the channel … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #158 – Fred Bassett (encore)

Download Radio Show The June 3rd show featured a conversation with hummingbird bander Fred Bassett. The conversation was originally recorded in 2013 when Fred was travelling through Alaska banding Rufous Hummingbirds. You can read about his trip in a brief … Continue reading

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