Boat Birding

It was a lovely late winter/early spring day with partly cloudy skies and calm conditions. I was able to get out for a trip birding by boat. We went from town out to checkout the waters by Low Island, then along the Kruzof shoreline and into Port Krestof before coming back to town.

Fall Warbler

I still have trouble distinguishing Wilson’s and Yellow Warblers in the fall. I think if I had a chance to observe them carefully for a while, it probably wouldn’t be too hard, but I’ve generally seen them actively feeding and hard to get a good look at for long.

Sandpiper Stalk and Cowbird

On a walk through Totem Park this morning, Connor had some success getting close to the migrating shorebirds by slowly and carefully crawling towards where they were feeding (note the Least Sandpiper at the lower left of the photo above). Downtown later today I noticed a Brown-headed Cowbird looking around the landscaping bed in front … Read more

Spring Birds and a Spring Hike

After taking pictures of geese on the lawn at SJ this morning, I took advantage of the sunny day and hiked to the second view point on Mt. Verstovia trail. Along the way I was able to find and photograph a couple of new-to-me species, as well as the early blooming fern-leaf goldthead. Later in … Read more