Turning toward Spring

Contrary to forecast, skies over town remained mostly clear through the day. There was a bit of an east wind to make things feel a little cooler, but even so, temperatures warmed up to the low 40s. I was able to find a spot on the south side of a Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) in … Read more

Cold

This entry is part 32 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

My time outside today consisted of a couple of walks to the house to do some work moving stuff out of the (soon to be former) garage in preparation for its remodel into living area. Air temperatures were in the low 20s (after dipping into the teens overnight – quite chilly by Sitka standards), but … Read more

Shorebird Sounds

On a recent birding outing, I was able to record some vocal shorebirds, including one of a dozen Black Oystercatchers and a flock of Black Turnstones (with a Dunlin and 8 Rock Sandpipers mixed in, though I’m not sure if their voices can be picked out). Black Oystercatchers Black Turnstones (with accompanying calls from other … Read more