Ruff Day

Today was mostly cloudy with occasional showers (and breaks of sun between showers). I was up and out earlier than intended (after not falling asleep until after 1am) when I got a call to help out with something. After taking care of that, I stopped by the channel. There were many gulls, but I did … Read more

September Reflections

Rain/drizzle through much of the day. With partial clearing this evening, I saw the moon. I worked on culling some of the nearly 3000 photos I had taken over the past week. I had intended to keep up with photojournal posting from the start of September, however after the initial publishing of a couple posts … Read more

Mid September Fall Observations

It was mostly not raining today. Yesterday ended up with 1.62″ (nowhere near the 4.25″ record set in 1945). There were a couple of minor cloud thinning/sunny breaks during the day today. I went to the park this morning to try again for better looks at the Northern Waterthrush. I got some photos shortly after … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #245 – Brian Buma

Download Radio Show The September 12th show featured a conversation with Brian Buma, we spoke about his work on cedar decline, landslides, and some of the challenges understanding ecological processes over broad distances and long time scales. Learn more about his work at His new book Atlas for a Changing Climate will be available … Read more

Northern Waterthrush and Catbird Quest

Heavy rain fell overnight into this morning. It tapered off to occasional (sometimes long, and sometimes heavy) showers. Indian River levels spiked a couple of feet. There was a rapid rise, but the relatively short duration of heaviest rain kept it from going higher. DK found a Northern Waterthrush at Totem Park. I got poor … Read more

Golf Course Kestrel and Passing Killer Whales

Broken clouds with some sun this morning. Quite breezy. Overcast in the afternoon, with rain beginning early evening. (This was all somewhat contrary to my understanding of the forecast, which I thought had implied rain would start much earlier.) I stopped by the golf course this morning. Just after I arrived, I saw a possible … Read more