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Fledgling Ruby-crowned Kinglet

A late June trip to the bird viewing platform at Starrigavan was good for seeing some young birds. Among them was this juvenile Ruby-crowned Kinglet. One of at least 4 or 5 begging kinglets scattered throughout the trees, I initially … Continue reading

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Young Surf Scoters

Young Surf Scoters between Shoals Point and St. Lazaria Surf Scoters are a common wintering bird on the near shore waters around Sitka, but most of them head north (or maybe east?) to nest on freshwater lakes. However, young birds … Continue reading

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Winter on Verstovia

As it’s just past summer solstice, it seemed an opportune time to post a picture from a few years back (that I just recently got processed and uploaded) that makes me feel a little chill just looking at it. Winter … Continue reading

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Rainbow over Cross Mountain

While up at the Kimsham ball fields, I saw an intense rainbow over Cross Mountain. I took a break from playing frisbee and grabbed my camera to take some pictures. I later saw some pictures taken from Crescent Harbor of … Continue reading

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Peregrine Falcon and Clouds

Distant Peregrine Falcon flying in front of a backdrop of billowing cumulus clouds. Taken near St. Lazaria.

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White Trees in the Forest

While taking a break in a spot of sun along Indian Rive trail recently, I was struck by how white the lichen-covered bark of a riparian stand of red alder (Alnus rubra) appeared in contrast with the greens and browns … Continue reading

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