Download Common Yellowthroat Song I heard an unfamiliar bird singing down at Swan Lake today, that I thought might be a Common Yellowthroat. I was able to get a recording and photo to confirm. Although this species has been reported in Sitka several times during migration, it is not seen most years.
Download Clip Download Clip Today I heard an odd song coming from the trees and bushes on the slope behind the fire station. It started out like an Orange-crowned Warbler, but quickly veered off into unfamiliar (to me) territory. I was able to get recordings of it, but was never able to get more the … Read more
Download Audio Download Audio I was sent a short clip of a strange sounding bird that had been recorded along Thimbleberry Lake trail. I was told the bird had been calling in the same area for a few weeks. It was a faint recording, but what I heard sounded sound-wise very much like a Varied … Read more
20120616_mystery_bird clip 1 20120616_mystery_bird clip 2 At the start of a hike up Indian River Trail (to the falls – first time I’ve done that in 3 or 4 years – which was sort of hard to believe) I heard a different sounding bird song. I couldn’t decide if it was something familiar with a … Read more
20120415_SOSP_Etolin_Street_Donnelly_Yard-3 I went for a walk this morning and saw some Song Sparrows getting in to it along Etolin Street. The recording above is one singing in the Donnelley’s yard, it had been trading songs with another one across the street. I even saw them have a brief physical skirmish sort of in the middle … Read more
Today Rowan told me she wanted to tell the story of finding a starry flounder last spring. She said it was okay if I recorded her (which is unusual – as many times she is shy about being recorded). After catching the fish Connor and Rowan brought it up to the house for me to … Read more