Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A single Canadian Goose on the shores of Kenai Lake. This goose
was very tired and was resting and warming itself up on the
shoreline rocks. I saw this goose feeding on young green
shoots throughout the day. I'm thinking it couldn't
keep up with the rest of its flock. I really hope it
was able to join up with a group passing through the
valley. I sat with this goose for a little while
and kept it company.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I'm excited to get rid of my winter coat for a couple of months, so
I'm thinking this Alaskan Hare has the same thoughts as we head
toward warmer weather!!!
Most of the rabbits that I have seen have already lost their winter
coats, but this bunny seems to be hanging on to his.
He looks rather elegant with his mismatched coat! :o)
Monday, May 13, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
These Mergansers are such a beautiful pair. I had to sneak up on them to capture this photo.
Someday I might invest in a bigger lens, but then again that might
spoil all the fun of trying to capture a photo.
I'm sure they were wondering why I was hiding behind a boat dock!!
The male was always between me and the female protecting her.
The lake still had a lot of ice so flying away was not their best option.
These are beautiful diving ducks. They feed on fish, (fry, minnows, herring)
and occasionally shrimp or crabs. They usually dive for food, hunting on lakes and rivers,
in coastal bays and a sea. These two were on Kenai Lake.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
This is a photo of a male Northern Shoveler. I guess they are a pretty
common duck and are listed as a dabbler. They feed by dabbling for
plant food, swinging their bills from side to side and straining the food from the water.
They use their highly specialized bill to forage for aquatic invertebrates - a carnivorous diet. They have small, comb-like structures on the edge of their bill that act like sieves. This allows them to skim crustaceans and plankton from the water's surface. I love their bills!!
Friday, May 10, 2013
This small little bird, the Arctic Tern is well know for its long
yearly migration. Its travel from its Arctic breeding grounds to its wintering
grounds off of Antarctic may cover as much as 25,000 miles. This is the farthest yearly journey of
any migratory bird. Pretty impressive!!! These little guys can live up
to 35 years. I spotted them this last Thursday, such a welcome site!!!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
I took this photo in March out on the Seward Highway, so there is still a lot
of snow on the ground. I'm so glad we don't have a lot of snow laying about anymore.
I sat and watched this sheep and a group of others for about a hour or
so. Wonderful to be able to sit so close to them without them
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
With reluctance winter is slowly releasing its icy
grip. A lot of plants are still snug and warm under small
little icy chambers. Our local stores are starting
to store plants outside in their greenhouse areas...hopefully they will not be
hit by frost. We can all learn from nature if we take the time to look and observe.