Snow this morning, overcast via a lot of the day. Partial clearing this night. Calm after I first went out, however the wind picked up a bit.
I observed some gusty winds later this night.
The channel was quiet in entrance of UAS. Few birds have been close to the shore. I did depend over 160 Lengthy-tailed Geese down in direction of North Pacific Seafoods.
What gulls have been round have been loosely gathered down that method as properly.
Close to the emergency room entrance to SEARHC, I observed a flock of Pine Siskins flying over. I noticed one bigger chicken within the combine. At first I questioned if it was a bigger finch. I saved my eye on it when it separated from the flock and flew in direction of a cluster of spruce bushes. Once I acquired a greater look, I noticed it was a Northern Shrike. Presumably it’s the identical one which has been round via the autumn and early winter.
On a stroll round Japonski Island with Kitty, we did discover two Brown Creepers, however total issues have been pretty quiet bird-wise. Calm winds once we began picked up by the top, and it felt fairly chilly to me.
Two Ring-necked Geese and a few Mallards have been nonetheless within the small opening on the influx to Swan Lake. It regarded just like the coot may need been there as properly. It form of regarded lifeless, however then I believed perhaps it was simply sleeping. [Update – I went back the next day and it was in the same place frozen in
the ice, so it was dead]
This afternoon the clouds broke at an opportune time for a pleasant sundown. I didn’t actually have an opportunity to get to an optimum location to doc it. I did take photos from Sea Mart parking zone whereas I used to be there.
Simply 4 of us confirmed up at final this night. We performed field once more. Occasional wind gusts made issues slightly trickier.