Bedraggled birds in Kitimat’s wet, snowy November

Robin Rowland 


For the past month or so, the weather in Kitimat has been miserable. Even long term residents say this fall (like the entire summer) has been unusually wet.  It’s been snow, rain, snow, rain, snow rain for most of November.   The culprit, according to the experts, is La Nina, which brought too much snow (even for Kitimat “people of the snow”) last winter and is expeced to do the same this year.  This bedraggled stellar jay arrived on my deck to peck through the snow at my feeder on Nov. 26, at 1:19 pm.  At the time you couldn’t tell whether it was snowing or raining.

638-rainystellarjay.jpgThis stellar jay perched on the feeder in heavy rain on Oct. 16, 2011

Recommended Posts

BC boreal forest hike Kitimat Photography Provincial Park rain forest Sony RX10iii spring

Spring hike in old growth Kitimat River Provincial Park

On April 6, I took a spring hike in Kitimat River Provincial Park  Kitimat River Park protects two parcels of small but highly productive old-growth Sitka spruce and red cedar forest on the natural floodplain and fluvial terraces of the Kitimat River. It also protects grizzly bear habitat and culturally modified trees The hike was […]

Robin Rowland