Walk Around the Park

Skies had started clearing last night when I went to bed. There was a clear corona around the just starting to wane moon. It was less easy to take clear photos of it, and I wasn’t feeling energetic enough to work very hard at it, but I did take a few.

Partly cloudy skies this morning trended towards mostly cloudy this afternoon. Forecast showers never showed up in town (or where I was, at least), but I don’t know about elsewhere in the area.

Despite the relatively clear conditions, temperatures did not drop much below freezing.

I walked around the park late this morning. The tide was already up, so I didn’t see much out on the beach.

I did notice the Wood Duck in the estuary. Also a couple of the Canada Geese I’ve seen others reporting, but had yet to see myself.

One of the larger trees on the ocean side of the park blew over recently. I had previously seen large Ganoderma oregonense growing on it – no doubt a contributing part of the extensive rot through the core. Given how thin the non-rotten wood appears to be, I’m a little surprised it lasted as long as it did, but the tree was still alive when it fell.

As I was walking down Park Street on my way, I heard Pine Siskins, the first of the year for me.

A Bohemian Waxwing perched up in the tall spruce behind the old church building on he corner of Park and Oja. If I had been quicker, I might have been able to get a picture of it with the hummingbird that popped up and appeared to give a short stare. In my imagination, the hummingbird was a bit offended that the waxwing showed up at its perch.

I felt a bit tired and/or unmotivated this afternoon and evening. I’m guessing it’s lingering effects of the trip (and disrupted sleep prior to it), and hoping it will fade soon. Despite this, I did manage to make progress on getting the past eight radio shows uploaded and ready to add to archive (something I’ve been remiss in keeping up with since October).

My iNaturalist Observations for Today

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