Early Spring Birds

Somewhat warmer today, with highs around 40, and lows not much below that. Snow was melting off at lower elevations (but still accumulating up high). Light rain started falling this afternoon. I was considering when I might get out to look around, but was provoked to quicker action when I saw a posting of an odd looking duck.

Cormorant Quest

Cloudy, calm, and chilly today, though without much wind it didn’t feel quite so cold as it had on prior days. I was able to get out on a boat ride today to check the cormorants on the rocks near Kasiana Islands and Middle Island. In a few past years at this time of year, there’s been a Brandt’s Cormorant among them, so I thought it would be nice to check

Sitka Nature Show #234 – Chris Rurik (encore)

Download Radio Show The April 11th show featured a conversation with Chris Rurik, a writer and naturalist. Among other things, we discussed our mutual interest in natural history, and how we approach it. This conversation was originally recorded and aired in May-June 2019. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel … Read more

Afternoon Walk to Totem Park

[Photojournal from Saturday, April 10th] Another day with new snow accumulating. The first time I woke and looked outside, it didn’t appear to be snowy. When I woke again later, the snow was falling, and by the time I got up, an inch or two had accumulated.

Herring Spawn and Evening Light

So it went through the day – snow showers interspersed with sunny breaks. I saw evidence of herring spawn scattered from at least Sea Mart to Halibut Point Marine. The clouds lifted this evening, so I headed out again and got my pictures of Verstovia. It turned out to be very nice light, so I stayed out for pictures of the sunset.