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Bird Notes and Observations

Lengthening Days

This week the daylight seems to have caught me by surprise. I guess it’s already a month past equinox, but for some reason I hadn’t adjusted to the reality of the sun setting after 8pm. I’ve been following my patterns … Continue reading

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Windy Day

I woke up this morning hearing the wind blow through the trees. It was only intermittently gusty at the house, but when I was down near the water a couple of different times during the day, I saw that it … Continue reading

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Walk around Totem Park

I took a walk around Totem Park this morning to check on flowers and shorebirds. New for the season was Fern-leaf Goldthread (Coptis asplenifolia) blooming in the spot where they grow behind the maintenance area. It had been a few … Continue reading

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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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