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Archive for February, 2009

Until next season…

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Goodbye for now,
Tanya

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Douglas Maple buds - via Chattermarks

Douglas Maple buds - via Chattermarks


Have you ever heard of Twig Tracking? Now one of my favorite winter pastimes has a name. Read about twig tracking and other thoughtful musings from North Cascades Institute students and staff at their excellent blog, Chattermarks

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Andrea Warner had the good fortune of participating in last weekend’s annual Falcon Research Group raptor census on the Skagit, Samish and Stilliguamish deltas. I thought you might be interested in the results she sent to me today. Volunteers counted 1065 total raptors. 568 were eagles, and 300 of those were north of Highway 20. Those numbers are fairly normal for this time of year. So, if you want to see raptors, you know where to go.

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Newhalem to Marblemount: 9
Marblemount to Rockport: 9
Rockport to Sedro-Woolley: 78
Total: 96

Bonus wildlife sighting – a harbor seal swimming in the Skagit about 27 miles inland from the salt water.
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photo via google image search

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Newhalem to Marblemount: 17
Marblemount to Rockport: 13
Rockport to Sedro-Woolley: 45
Total: 75

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Eagle Census February 4, 2009

Newhalem to Marblemount: 19
Marblemount to Rockport: 21
Rockport to Sedro-Woolley: 31
Total: 71

19 of my 31 were in Sedro-Woolley, around Utopia road and at the mouth of Gilligan Creek.

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Goldie and the Lone Ranger

Golden Eagle and masked bald eagle at Marblemount Hatchery(Scott Dodson Photo)

Golden Eagle and masked bald eagle at Marblemount Hatchery February 1, 2009 (Scott Dodson Photo)

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