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.

Swan Lake Sparrow, Cemetery Epiphytes

By the time I got up and going this morning, the winds  that came up overnight had significantly died down. Although there were some dark clouds, it was not a solid cover, and the sun shone through in places. I … Continue reading

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Totem Park and Baranof Street Cemetery

For the third day in a row I went down to the estuary, once again arriving near the time of high tide.  I found a spot to sit on a log at the very upper edge of the estuary and … Continue reading

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Return to the Estuary

I went back to the estuary this morning, today opting for the other side of the river, where I could be partially obscured by the trees. The tide was still rising when I arrived shortly before full flood, and I … Continue reading

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Rainy Walk Around the Park

Connor saw a male Eurasian Wigeon at the park this morning, so in the limited time I had to get out between work calls, I decided to walk around the park to see if it was still there. On my … Continue reading

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Silver Bay and Whale Park

Weather today was heavy overcast, rainy and chilly (snow level down to 200 feet or so). No doubt were it not for the big year project and my intention to get at least three species a day, I would have … Continue reading

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Japonski Island Walk

I spent part of today walking around Japonski Island and then back home. Connor had reported seeing a Common Redpoll or two mixed in with a small flock of Pine Siskins yesterday, so figured it was worth looking around. I … Continue reading

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