Spent the morning on the Food Web Cruise fund raiser for Sitka WhaleFest. They asked me to be aboard as the bird expert. It’s typically an enjoyable ride on an Alen Marine Sitghtseeing Vessel. We saw several whales, sea otters, … Continue reading
The gathering of gulls at Swan Lake this time of year provides a good opportunity to practice identifying them.
After catching the free brown bag concert put on by the Jazz Festival the kids and I got caught in a little snow squall. We waited out the strongest of it at the Crescent Harbor shelter as the snow, mostly … Continue reading
Posted in birds, daily, flora, photojournal, snow
Tagged Crescent Harbor, Glaucous-winged Gull, Great Blue Heron, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Senecio vulgaris, snow, Swan Lake, Thayer's Gull
Note the two-toned look to the primaries.
Took a couple of trips to Totem Park, one yesterday and one today. Yesterday I saw 3 Northern Pintails, 6 smaller dabblers (I thought Green-winged Teal at the time, though they may have been Northern Shovelers), at least 4 Caspian … Continue reading
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Tagged birds, black turnstone, Black-legged Kittiwake, Caspian Tern, Glaucous-winged Gull, Herring Gull, Least Sandpiper, Mew Gull, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, ruddy turnstone, Spotted Sandpiper, Thayer's Gull, Totem Park, Western Sandpiper, White-winged Scoter, Yellow Warbler