Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Nome, Alaska - Avian Species
The birding in Nome, Alaska was exceptional. We saw many species not viewable in the lower 48. Sorry for the belated post but hiking for internet access has been challenging for blogging.
Finding these Red-throated Loons was special. As you can see the evening light really helped to provide stunning images.
The above Bar-tailed Godwit was on our list of species to see. They fly all the way from New Zealand to Nome to nest. They fly over 18,000 miles in one year.
I've seen Long-tailed Jaegers in Denali from a distance. Never did I expect to see them so close and have the ability to photograph them on the tundra in Nome.
These Red-necked Phalaropes were fun little birds to watch and photograph.
The above Black-bellied Plover revealed herself when a Muskox walked close to the nest site.
Really liked how the wing position turned out with this Hoary Redpoll.
Spent the last two days out on the park road photographing. Had some exceptional bear and wolf photo opportunities which I hope to post soon.