Scoters

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

Late Winter Birding

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

Starrigavan, HPR Scoters, and Downtown Clouds

I got out to do some birding with visiting entertainer Mr. Whitekeys this morning. We didn’t see anything especially unusual, but large numbers of redpolls continue to be present. There was also a Merlin at Halibut Point Rec, though I would not have been sure what it was as we mostly heard it calling with … Read more

Daily Observations: Clouds and Birds

This entry is part 172 of 222 in the series 2007 Photojournal

Yesterday I did not feel all that great after a relatively poor night of sleep, though I did stop by Swan Lake briefly and get out on a walk to the park with Connor. Today I stopped by Swan Lake this morning after dropping Connor off at school. I also stopped by Centennial Building and … Read more