Old Sitka Beach Curiosities

Overcast with occasional rain. Temperatures in the low 40s and light winds. I went out to Starrigavan this afternoon. Connor had seen Herring Gulls there yesterday, so I thought I would see if they might be around. Gull numbers were down from what I had seen on previous days. (It seemed like bird and whale … Read more

Some of Our Smaller Neighbors

Overcast and calm. Temperatures in the lower 40s with occasional rain, mostly later in the day. Early this afternoon white cheeks the junco was in the yard. I was able to get some photos. I imagine white cheeks is a regular visitor, but I’m not always watching the yard. I spent some time this afternoon … Read more

Gray and Wet

Overcast with rain. Calm winds with temperatures in the 30s. Snow level down to near 1200 feet. With a return to rainy weather, I found it easier to stay at at home for more of the day. It’s just as well, since I had some bureaucratic stuff to deal with (some stuff mixed up) that … Read more

Harbor Point Whale

Mostly sunny through the morning, becoming overcast by later in the afternoon. Calm winds, temperatures in the 30s. Kitty is nearing 1000 species for Sitka in iNaturalist, so we went out today to see about getting some species she didn’t have. Although the Sandhill Crane was reported by someone within the past couple of days, … Read more

Revisiting Old Friends

Clear, calm, and cool. Overnight lows officially were only down to around freezing, but it was certainly at least a colder at my house. Officially it got up to 45F today, though I think places without direct sun probably didn’t see that anything so high. I was reminded recently of a spruce I call the … Read more