Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Terns Have Returned
The Arctic Tern is one of my favorite Alaska birds. It's sleek, it can hover (as in this photo) and it travels all the way to the Antarctic for our winter. And they move so fast that I've never been able to get a decent picture. But the new camera is changing things. The pictures will get better.
Most of the birds haven't arrived yet. It's still only April. Mostly there were gulls - like these mew gulls.
You'll have to make do with bird pictures. I really didn't want to write about basketball owners, or sexual harassment in the Alaska National Guard. It was such a beautiful day, and now, at almost 10 pm, it's still quite light out. (I just checked. Sunset is at 9:59pm today.)