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Mountain Snow Illuminated | Sitka Nature


Largely cloudy with occasional snow showers (although not many throughout daylight). At the least a few inches of snow amassed in a single day.

A pair of ravens on a neighbor’s roof behaved in a curious means. One was laying down within the snow not transferring in any respect (virtually prefer it was taking part in lifeless). The opposite was poking at it a bit. They each stood up at consideration after I opened the door to take an image, so I used to be not capable of doc it.

I had higher appears to be like on the white-cheeked junco within the yard immediately. Additionally a banded junco.

One of many bands was coated in snow, so I’m unsure if I can slim it all the way down to a single fowl.

The channel appeared quieter than it has been. Loads of geese had been hanging out alongside the shoreline, and some gulls as properly. Nonetheless, out in the course of the channel there was not a lot.


Crows gave the impression to be consuming snow and treating it virtually like a mud tub whereas I used to be sitting and watching. I recorded some video of them (although my videography abilities may use some work).

Round mid-afternoon, clouds had been organized in such a means that the low angle solar lit up the mountains. Not all of the mountains directly, however a slowly transferring patch of daylight crossed the mountain faces beginning out at Fortunate Probability and Cross Mountain and ending up on the Sisters.

I seen a few of us up on Picnic Rock across the time the solar was shining there. I think about they’d a pleasant view (and suspect not less than a part of their return hike was at midnight).

Coming again alongside Harbor Drive I seen a hummingbird flying close to the Franklin Constructing. It hovered for a second earlier than flying in direction of St. Michaels, and I overpassed it. I’m guessing it was an Anna’s Hummingbird, however I can’t say for certain.

I’ve been placing in a while to get by my observations from this 12 months. As of what I added immediately, I’ve handed 4000 observations for the 12 months, and 28,000 (verifiable) observations general. There’s an outdoor likelihood I’ll find yourself surpassing 5000 observations for the 12 months, however the 30,000 complete observations milestone must await 2022.

My iNaturalist Observations for Right this moment

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