Yesterday afternoon and evening a couple of thunderstorms passed near town. I was in class when I heard a rumble that sounded like thunder, but thunder and lightning are fairly uncommon around Sitka, so I thought maybe it had been a jet taking off. After a few moments, I saw a flash and realized that … Read more

Bird Song

I heard a particular bird song several times this morning. I did not know the species of bird, so this evening I listened to my Bird Songs of Alaska CDs to see if I could find the song. It sounded like one of three different birds, dark-eyed junco, chipping sparrow or orange-crowned warbler. The orange-crowned … Read more