Raven and Crows

Crow and Raven Conflict I heard the crows sounding a little agitated while working in the home office today. I looked out the window and saw a couple of crows speeding over to where the cawing was coming from. I know that crows are known to mob raptors at times, and I thought I might … Read more

Bird Observations

Singing Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Before I even got out of bed this morning, I heard a Northern Flicker calling. I first heard it in the distance, but it seemed to be moving gradually closer. I was flying from one tree to the next, stopping to make its “kwikwikwikwi” call for a few seconds before … Read more

Weather Observations

Skies were clear this morning when I got up. The carport thermometer said the temperature was in the upper 30s, but there were places with frost on the ground. There seemed to be a light breeze over the water, but I did not really notice it on shore. The sky was clear all the way … Read more


I learned the reason for all the deer droppings I have been seeing in the neighborhood the last couple of days. This morning when I was walking up the ‘shortcut’ from a short walk to Totem Park, I spotted two deer. They were definitely aware of me, looking over at me each time I moved, … Read more