I was walking the beach back toward the road on the bay side at Starrigavan when this Red-tailed Hawk (at least that’s what I think it is), flew up from the ground just inside the trees. I snapped a couple of photos while it was perched in a beach-side spruce tree looking at me. I … Read more
Each day hatchery workers check the ponds for salmon fry that have died (morts). Typically there are a handfull out of the thousands of fish in each pond. The morts are dumped into a pipe that flushes out to the shore where birds, especially eagles, wait for a chance at a bite to eat.
I participated in the first annual blogger bioblitz that took place from 21-29 April. I had high hopes of surveying several different locations on different days, but it ended up being a week very full of other things, so my participation was limited to last Saturday and Sunday. On both days, plant (vascular and non-vascular), … Read more
The semester is winding down, and I’ve been pretty busy. My time outside has mostly been limited to several short trips to Totem Park. Weather: Mostly cloudy conditions prevailed Monday and Tuesday, today was mostly clear through the morning, with overcast this afternoon. Rain and wind are forecast to return in the coming days. Birds: … Read more