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Bird Notes and Observations

First of Season Shorebirds

Shorebirds have been showing up over the past few days, but today was the first time I got good looks at any that aren’t typically seen over wintering in the area. There was a single Black-bellied Plover (though 3 were … Continue reading

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Spring Birds and Moths

Despite overcast and light rain, I decided to see if the hybrid duck would be up along the shore with the high tide around noon. It was there, but never came particularly close to me during the time I spent … Continue reading

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More on the Hybrid Duck

I visited the park again this morning to see about getting photos of the hybrid duck in better light. The tide was out quite a ways, but many ducks were feeding along the shoreline. I walked out on the flats, … Continue reading

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Spring Day

It was a lovely spring day today, though I did not end up spending much time out and about enjoying the weather. Last night I was up until after 2am taking pictures of northern lights (which hopefully I’ll get posted … Continue reading

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Two Canada Geese

This past winter a flock of geese could be found out at Starrigavan. As best I could tell, they were all Canada Geese, though some of them seemed distinctly smaller than others. The picture above shows two of the mis-matched … Continue reading

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Low Tide at Sage Beach and John Brown’s Beach

We spent some time down at Sage Beach this morning where Connor gathered some seaweed for the garden and Rowan looked for an (apparently) unusual type of seaweed she found on Monday. Connor got 5 buckets of seaweed, but no … Continue reading

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