Monthly Archives: March 2011
Peregrines – The Wanderer
raptor9, a photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski on Flickr.
I have been sorting through old photos and files. This is a great shot of a peregrine falcon that Tom banded on Outer Island in 1993. It could be the famous peregrine that flew from the United States to Italy. Here’s a nice little blurb on the story from Rocky Barker, one of Tom’s college mates.
IMG_5796 a photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski on Flickr.
Dramatic sunsets are common in western Alaska. Here is a shot off taken late in the afternoon. It is now light until 7pm.
Boreal Owl a photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski on Flickr.
The bird diversity on the tundra in the winter is low. During the Xmas bird count Tom saw 2 species. The infamous Raven and a Chickadee. Today’s excitement was a Boreal Owl at a bird feeder on the edge of town. It was comfortably perched on a spruce tree near a feeder with lots of chickadees. Yum!
Caribou Hunt 2011
IMG_0492 a photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski on Flickr.
Tom and Don went on a long sno-go ride to search for this caribou herd. They were lucky and shot a nice bull. He is very tasty and a lot easier to chew than moose. But both are good….