Daily Observations

Totem Park Beach

Connor and Rowan went with me to Totem Park this evening for a walk along the beach.

Weather: There were some mighty looking clouds over the mountains this evening, but they seemed to be moving off or dissipating, as skies remained clear over town and the ocean, with the clouds gradually leaving the mountains as well. It was sunny and warm. With the evening light reflecting off the calm water on the western shore of the park, it actually felt kind of hot.

Birds: The Northern Flicker and Steller’s Jay were around the neighborhood again today.

At the park I counted 5 Semipalmated Plovers. There were several Spotted Sandpipers also.

Late this evening I heard something outside that sound reminscent of a squirrel’s two note call. I opened the window and realized it was a Western Screech Owl right in our backyard. I went to grab my recording equipment, but realized the recorder had not been on its charger, so the battery was long dead. By the time I got outside to listen, I think the owl in the backyard had moved on, but I heard two screech owls calling back and forth. One was calling from over by Rasmusson, the other from family housing. I whistled with them a few times, but I don’t know that they thought much of my imitation.

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