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. 

Another mew gull making lots of noise. 

Red necked grebe.

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.)


  1. Thanks for the beauty and joy these photos conveyed!


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