27 de abril de 2020

Mount Washington

We have an exemption from BC Parks closures to work on the Canada Jays- we do not condone entering the parks at the present time that they are closed to limit the spread of Covid19. We also realize scientific data collection is still important (to us and others) and will therefore submit iNat observations.

Relatively quiet day, with periods of showers and intermittent sunshine. Had some birds, mainly Canada Jays and they are nesting now. Sooty Grouse are still active and calling. Saw a couple Northern Flickers, heard some Red-breasted Nuthatches, a few Dark-eyed Juncos are still calling (but much less active- it seems most have paired off and the few left singing are males waiting for their opportunity). A large flock of Greater White-fronted Geese fly over, (Blair6/Blair Dudeck) said he saw about 300, from where I was I couldn't see them only hear them. A few Ruby-crowned Kinglets calling and I did see a Golden-crowned Sparrow on the drive down the mountain at the first little Goldeneye Lake we stopped at the other day.

Our treat for the day was a relatively unperturbed Pacific Marten which sauntered in between us as we were walking back to the car at the end of the day. He climbed up a tree and posed adorably while we were taking some photos. I did notice it was a male.

A fine day (if you ignore the intermittent snow/rain), and the snow continues to melt quickly exposing more and more of the meadows. As of right now I can only see about 0.2 to about 1.2 meters of snow.

Publicado el abril 27, 2020 11:08 TARDE por meganbuers meganbuers | 5 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

August 26, 2020

Went to the local marsh today.

Marsh very busy with spring activity, including lots of swallows. BARS, NRWS, TRES, and VGSW. Saw about 10 baby mallard ducklings. Trilliums, bleeding hearts, candy flower and salmon berries all have started blooming. Beaver gave us a good tail slap, and seemed like he did some work on his leaking dam, reinforcing parts. Skunk Cabbage has stopped flowering and has gotten massive and lots of crane flies hiding in the leaves. Common Yellowthroats abundant and singing like crazy, didn’t see or notice many Yellow Rumps. Had a LISP hang out for a bit, was sulky but got a shot of him. Patches of rain made photography hard, but intermittent bursts of sun were nice.

Publicado el abril 27, 2020 12:46 MAÑANA por meganbuers meganbuers | 4 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario