Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Chronicles of Alaska: Not Just for the Birds

This is the final chapter of my Alaska Chronicles.  I've been back for a few days and have already added two birds here in Ontario, including a Stilt Sandpiper seen at Ressor Pond in Markham,(394), on Tuesday morning.

But, I have to admit, a tad reluctantly, that I really did enjoy the scenery and wildlife.  All things being equal, I'd have rather seen more birds, but seeing bears up close and whales and otters and more little rodent-y things for my Rodent-y Things list was fun too,(its up to 10 now).

Here are some photos from Alaska, including one bird, a Varied Thrush.  I had a so-so look at one in California early in the year, but had never heard it call.  It sounds like the whistle at a hockey game to stop play.  I finally found one calling from high in a tree and got a photo.


  1. Beautiful photos, Robert.

  2. Wow!! What an amazing place...the scenery, the wildlife.
    Indeed...a trip of a lifetime...and you've captured it so beautifully, in words & in your photos.