Most of the day was relatively dim and gray, but I had some running around to do this afternoon so decided to take a couple of turns around the old airport road and Alice Island in case I might find the solitaire (I didn’t). On the second go around, near the lagoon I noticed feathers … Read more
Today barely dawned at all. Officially, sunrise was a little after 8am, but the day seemed slow to rise from under the heavy blanket of clouds. These were brought in by a potent low pressure system that gifted us with a high wind warning and plenty of rain. As the rains came down, the tides … Read more
Although I spent a fair amount of time watching for it during the day, I never saw the Townsend’s Solitaire (and as far as I know, no one else did either). Temperatures dropped and with all the precipitation that fell, it looked like a nice layer of new snow on Bear Mountain.
Download Radio Show The 27 November show featured a conversation with Andrea Pitz and Henry Hagood – we spoke about some of their work and adventures, including creel surveys, snorkeling, spear fishing, and getting up into the mountains. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment … Read more
I spent more time along old airport road hoping to see the Townsend’s Solitaire again. I only got a brief look at it on the fence at the wastewater treatment plant parking lot (thanks to Connor’s sharp eyes), but no photos. There was a single Lapland Longspur that I took a shot of along the … Read more
Picture of frost from last January – frost I noticed on windows during this cold snap was not so intriguing. Today the recent cold weather finally broke. I noticed the official temperature was over 30F when I checked the time on my phone first thing this morning, but a short time later I saw my … Read more