Saturday, July 14, 2012

Seward Highway

Turnagain Arm was calm when we rounded it heading south. Our timing wasn't right to see the Bore Tide. But you can watch one by following this link provided by my friend, Mary Ann. 
A cabin with a view along the Seward Highway.
We came upon this Barrow's Goldeneye in a small lake.
Jerome Lake is picturesque even on a cloudy day.
Another view of the female Barrow's Goldeneye. Didn't get a good pic of the male.
Arctic Tern as it dipped the water at Tern Lake.
 Tern Lake has a lot of bird activity.
Arctic Terns
 Common Loon on Tern Lake. It sounded the alarm when an eagle swooped down.
 Bald eagle stealing a gull chick. The gulls are in hot pursuit. Wish I had videoed this event with the sounds of the loon and the gull cries.
A luckier gull chick.
 Our view of Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords from our campsite in Seward.
 A couple of new-to-me birds: The Marbled Murrelet,
 and a Pigeon Guillemot. There are otters here too, but no good pic yet.
 The jury is still out on what kind of gulls these are.
We can watch bald eagles from our window. This one just caught a salmon.
Bald eagles.
Today's adventure will be a six-hour boat tour of the Kenai Fjords to see a calving glacier and hopefully some wildlife.

1 comment:

  1. You really caught some amazing moments on here. Doesn't look too sunny though.