Fungus and Murre


Rowan was impressed with the size of this fungus

The kids and I took a short walk through Totem Park hoping to pick up a Red-breasted Sapsucker for count week, but were unsuccessful in that regard. We did hear a Red-tailed Hawk call, so that more than made up for the miss on the sapsucker. We also found a fairly large Ganoderma growing on a hemlock.

A little later I watched a Common Murre that seemed strangely lethargic in Crecent Harbor. There were another two at the mouth of the harbor, one of which I watched climb up on a rock – though when I walked out on the breakwater, it slid back into the water and swam off. I am wondering if perhaps there’s something going on with the murres around here.

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