This morning I did a little birding and made a return trip to Starrigavan to look at the rock again. Upon a second look, I thought I could almost discern some grooves that could be from glacial wear (see photo above and maybe use your imagination), but I definitely concluded that the rock out on … Read more
While walking along the road finishing up the Estuary Life Trail loop at Starrigavan back in January, I was a little surprised to see a pair of Black Scoters in with a small group of Surf Scoters. My impression is that most winters only a few Black Scoters winter in the area, and only occasionally … Read more
We decided to do some birding today and spent time at Totem Park as well as Starrigavan. Highlights included Black Oystercatchers and watching an American Dipper foraging at Totem Park. At Starrigavan the tide was fairly high, and a small group of Surf Scoters was pretty close to the road, allowing for pretty good views … Read more
Most of today’s pictures came from a trip to Starrigavan. Connor and Rowan lost track of me and went out Mosquito Cove Trail on their own. I wasn’t feeling that well, so was content to sit in the sun on sunny point a little way down from the start of Mosquito Cove Trail.
I don’t walk around at Starrigavan too often, but today took some time to look at plants (and also caught a small as yet unidentified moth which I photographed later). I didn’t realize how common Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis) is in the estuary. I guess I’ve not spent much time out there at this time … Read more