Category Archives: spring

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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Low Tide and first Moths

Today was the first low tide that seemed like a good spring tide. It wasn’t all that low at a predicted -1.2 or so, but it occurred in daylight hours in the morning. Rowan likes to search for things at … Continue reading

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Cumulus Clouds and Gavan Trees

Another day of active cloud formation over the mountains. They were not really moving fast enough for me to observe directly, but I suspect there was more motion than I realized and decided to do a time lapse sequence of … Continue reading

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First Day of Spring

Although it’s officially the first day of spring and despite much of the last couple of months having above freezing temperatures, we received some snow and temperatures down into the 20s. Today sunny skies prevailed and as has been the … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

Yesterday I noticed quite a few gulls at Swan Lake (many Thayer’s Gulls in particular) as well as numerous gulls near the base of O’Connell bridge. I suspected an influx of migrants, but regrettably did not think to take a … Continue reading

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