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Bird Notes and Observations

Old Journals and Song Sparrow

I haven’t seen it yet, but Connor told me he saw the white and blue banded Song Sparrow back in our yard today. The last I saw it this year was on 11 April. Last year it was not seen … Continue reading

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Baird’s Sandpipers

A couple of days ago was only the fourth time I’ve seen a Baird’s Sandpiper, and it was the first time I saw more than one. The tide was on its way up, though still out quite far (it has … Continue reading

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Rain Showers – Heavy at Times

“Rain showers, heavy at times” is a fairly common phrase in Sitka area weather forecasts, especially as we move into the fall season. There were a couple of times today when the rain came down so hard, the pounding on … Continue reading

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Totem Park Walks

A cloudy day punctuated with some showers at times. High temperatures are still holding up in the upper 50s and lower 60s, but I don’t expect that to last much longer. For the last couple of weeks it’s been getting … Continue reading

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Birding and Bird Language

Juvenile Marbled Murrelet Back in January got an e-mail from Jim N., who was planning to visit Sitka on a cruise ship in August and wanted to do some birding. Other than some very regular routines, I hardly know my … Continue reading

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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcons are not often reported from along the road system (where they are mainly seen during migration), but in some years they have been known to nest along the sea cliffs of the outer sound. St. Lazaria has at … Continue reading

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