It felt as though it was getting dark before it really got light today, with heavy clouds bringing rain throughout much of the day (including some heavy showers this evening). The forecast was for gusts to 60mph, but I did not notice anything that seemed too strong hitting house. Since the airport did have at least one gust that topped 50mph, and more that were over 40mph, I think the wind direction was such that my house was in a bit of a wind shadow.
I did get out for a drive this afternoon to take a few pictures.
The parking lot was pretty much full at Sandy Beach, but only a couple of surfers were out. People around here just like to park and watch the waves come in during stormy weather, I think.
I continued working on an annotated checklist of birds for Southeast Alaska.