Channel Birds

Windy and rainy, temperatures in the 40s. Much of the snow melted off overnight and through the day. I heard strong gusts of winds overnight. It was still pretty gusty at times today. Gull numbers continue to increase. I visited the channel three times, but didn’t see any unusual species. Connor saw a Glaucous Gull … Read more

Tidepooling on the Ides of March

Snow showers this morning with brief sunny breaks between. Becoming overcast in the early afternoon. Snow started again later in the afternoon and changed to rain this evening. Breezy with temperatures in the upper 30s. Snow started sometime early this morning. By the time I was up and about, a couple of inches had accumulated. … Read more

Gathering Gulls

Mostly sunny this morning, becoming partly sunny this afternoon. While out today, I went by Little Magic Island. My initial motivation was to check on Draba grandis, a plant that is common on rocky shorelines in the area. I have only found it three places along the road system. The Draba was up. I guess … Read more

Shoreline Rocks, Shells and Lichens

Mostly clear this morning. Clouds slowly moved over from the south through the late morning and afternoon. Calm winds and temperatures in the low to mid 30s. The past couple of days I’ve heard White-crowned Sparrows singing in the yard. Juncos have been singing for awhile during the sunny patches. None of it sounds like … Read more

Evening Light

Clear and cool, temperatures into the mid 30s. Breezy in some locations, but much reduced from yesterday. I drove out the road around midday. Driving along, I noticed a few gulls and cormorants had gathered near where a sea lion surfaced a couple of times. I didn’t stop to watch. I stopped by the Sealing … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #284 – Kitty LaBounty

Download Radio Show The March 12th show featured a conversation with Kitty LaBounty. We spoke about signs of the season and her recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park. 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 … Read more