Tag Archives: Totem Park

Warm Sun and Shorebirds

More Photos to come – still processing It seems like it’s getting into the peak time for shorebird migration, but things are still seeming a little slow. It’s possible that a lot of birds can and will still show up, … Continue reading

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Walk around Totem Park

I took a walk around Totem Park this morning to check on flowers and shorebirds. New for the season was Fern-leaf Goldthread (Coptis asplenifolia) blooming in the spot where they grow behind the maintenance area. It had been a few … Continue reading

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Hybrid Duck

A couple of days ago I got a second hand report of a hybrid Northern Pintail x Mallard down at Totem Park. I did not find it while I was down there then, but while taking a short walk this … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Park

Connor, Rowan, and I walked down to the park this morning. Highlights included watching a dipper forage along the river’s edge at close range, and the attention of an otter that seemed a little curious about us as we were … Continue reading

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Fallen Tree Smells of Licorice

Last fall or early winter, a good-sized spruce near the trail fell over in Totem Park. It caught my attention today when I walked by and noticed the smell of licorice. I think it’s from the rotting wood, but I … Continue reading

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