Count Week Birding

One of the things that is fun to do in the days after Christmas bird count is go look for species that I expect (or know) are around but for whatever reasons did not get reported (as far as I know) on the day of the count. I had some further motivation to get out … Read more

Wood Duck Drake

Yesterday’s most unusual sighting of a previously unreported bird was definitely the Wood Duck seen by F. Tomkins. After a couple tries today, it was refound and I was able to get a photo in the fading light. For those in Sitka, it was seen yesterday and again today on the slow deeper water immediately … Read more

Christmas Bird Count

Today was Christmas Bird Count. Weather was chilly (20s) and fortunately not as breezy as forecast, at least not where I was (though it looked like it was blowing pretty good out of Silver Bay). I didn’t see anything too unusual, the best birds were a Savannah Sparrow and a couple of American Tree Sparrows, … Read more

Raven Radio Show #70 – Naomi Bargmann

Download Radio Show The 4 January show featured a conversation with Naomi Bargmann. We talked about some of the seabird monitoring field work she did this past summer. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the page I’ve set up for that … Read more

Setting Crescent

I was fortunate to step outside recently just as a very young moon was setting in the evening. By bracing the camera on the railing of the breakwater section of Crescent Seawalk, I was able to get a couple of photos as it passed behind some clouds on its path to the horizon.