Red-breasted Sapsucker

There has been a redbreasted sapsucker (or perhaps more than one) hanging around here recently. Last Saturday I photographed one on a telephone pole down on Lincoln Street. Yesterday I noticed one flying around the trees by our house (just up the hill from where I had taken the photograph), and today there was one … Read more

Return of the Robins

Last week I thought that I heard a robin, but I did not see any. Today while Melissa, Connor and I were walking down at the park, we saw a couple of robins. Robins do not normally winter in Sitka and I have not seen any around before today, so I assume these have made … Read more

Blueberry Blossoms

With the warmer weather over the last week, the blueberry blossoms are really making more of a showing. Unfortunately, many of them are brown and dried up at the opening. I think this is due to damage from being frozen after opening up before the cold spell a couple of weeks ago. I suspect this … Read more

More Herring

They apparently did not reach the quota of herring in the opening yesterday, so they opened the fishery up for another hour this afternoon. Although I did not hear the official boundaries, it appeared that they were similar to yesterday’s. Melissa, Connor and I walked down to Lincoln street beach to watch. Unlike yesterday, there … Read more

Herring Opening

This afternoon I spent some time watching the buildup and start of the herring opening. Initially boats seemed to be fairly evenly distributed from Crescent harbor down to the mouth of Jamestown Bay. The larger tenders seemed to be off to the side, presumably to allow the seiners room to put out their nets before … Read more