Evening Outings

This evening I went out to Pioneer Park and found the shooting stars had mostly finished blooming. I also took a walk around Totem Park to see what I might turn up there. It was a pleasant, but fairly quiet walk. I stopped by the Beak this evening and enjoyed visiting with Hank M. who … Read more

Fledgling Song Sparrow

One of the Song Sparrows banded in my yard last November has stayed around to nest. Connor discovered where the nest recently, and today I saw a young bird sitting just outside of it. I suspect it was just leaving the nest, and both the (banded) father and mother were in nearby trees keeping an … Read more

Great Horned Owl

I heard about a Great Horned Owl that had been being harassed by crows since early this morning. It was located in a dense patch of trees in a residential area, but I was able to get a bit of a look at it through the branches. The crows were fairly relentless in calling at … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #157 – Richard Nelson

Download Radio Show The May 20th show featured a replay of my May 2012 conversation with Richard Nelson. Originally broadcast live, we spoke about bird calls and songs, and shared recordings from both Sitka and elsewhere in the state. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a … Read more

Blue Lake and Off Trail Exploring

Despite a forecast for sunny conditions, a marine layer moved in over town, and it was a gray day for much of it. I took Rowan out the road for a conditioning hike. Coming around the road towards Thimbleberry Creek, I noticed there was some clearing on the slopes of Verstovia, and by the time … Read more