Spring Birds and Other Observations

Overcast with light rain at times. The sun broke out for a bit later in the afternoon. I walked to and around the park this morning. On Park Street I heard what I think was a European Starling doing a very passable Fox Sparrow imitation. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my recorder out fast … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #261 – Bird Songs

Download Radio Show The April 24th show featured recordings of local bird songs and how to learn to recognize them. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the page I’ve set up for that purpose.

Totem Park Wildlife

Overcast with a little bit of rain, but not as much as I might have guessed from the forecast. Looking at the radar imagery, it appeared to be falling more heavily elsewhere in the general area. Breezy out of the southeast. I went to Totem Park this morning around 9:30am. The tide was falling from … Read more

Spring Birds and Flowers

Generally overcast with a little bit of rain late in the day. Temperatures in the low 50s, but without any direct sun the wind felt chilly. I headed down to the park around 8am. The tide was dropping, but still mostly up. I saw Black Turnstones and a few Surfbirds, a Marbled Godwit, and two … Read more

Birding on a Sunny Spring Day

Sunny and calm this morning, light to moderate breeze this afternoon. Overnight lows were down to 36F. Connor had the day off got an early start birding. He texted me about a Short-billed Dowitcher and a Semipalmated Plover at the park. I went to look, didn’t find either of them. While there, he told me … Read more

Spring Birds, Insects, and Flowers

Cloudy overnight, partly sunny to mostly sunny throughout the day. The forecast was for scattered showers overnight and through today. I could see big cumulus clouds that I think did have some showers associated, but they did not pass over the central part of town while I was up. When I stepped outside this morning, … Read more