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.

Crabapples and Crows

A few days ago I noticed some grows perched in a crabapple (Malus fusca) loaded with fruit. They seemed fairly unconcerned with me, so I was able to watch and photograph as they pulled off the small fruits to eat. … Continue reading

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Indian River Walk

Rowan and I went for a walk along Indian River this morning. She was motivated to look around by a third-hand report I got a few days ago of someone seeing newts in the little streams by the second bridge. … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse

For a while it appeared that we would not see much during today’s partial solar eclipse. However, about halfway through the event around the maximum extent of the moon’s coverage of the sun, the clouds started breaking up and I … Continue reading

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Rusty Blackbird

Yesterday I received a call from Stan about a different looking bird that had visited his driveway on Lakeview Drive late that morning (before being chased off by Steller’s Jays) as well as around the same time the day before. … Continue reading

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Fall Birding

Today’s highlight was seeing a Rusty Blackbird after getting a report that it had been around a local neighborhood yesterday and today. It’s only the third one I’ve seen here (that I can recall), and the first since November 2008. … Continue reading

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Migrating Geese

Yesterday as the sun was dropping low in the sky, I noticed a flock of geese flying south. I often try to guess how many are in a flock and then actually count to see. Sometimes, especially with distant birds … Continue reading

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