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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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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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Turnaround Shorebirds

Attendance at ultimate was sparse this afternoon, so after playing catch for a bit in the wind, I drove out to Starrigavan to see if there was much going on out there. The estuary and beach seemed fairly quiet, and … Continue reading

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Rare Gulls

Connor texted me from his paper route to let me know he had found a Ring-billed Gull on the beach near Eagle Way. My only prior experience with this species was an immature bird I photographed back in 2007 or … Continue reading

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Calm Evening at Sandy Beach

For today’s condition outing, I decided to go part way up the direct route up from near Heart Lake trailhead. Sometimes called the “Don’t Panic” route, I was hoping we might find the wooden sign that someone put up with … Continue reading

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Harbor Mountain Road

Rowan and I went up Harbor Mountain road again today. Snow had melted significantly in the past few days since we were last up this way. The second gate was still closed, but looks like it could be opened any … Continue reading

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