Sunday, December 30, 2007

Birds of Alaska

Southeast Alaska August, 2007
From the largest to the smallest the seabirds of Southeastern Alaska are finishing up their duties as parents and getting ready to finally get those chicks out of the nest! The days are getting shorter and fall is on its way! This adult bald eagle is no doubt bringing home dinner to a couple of chicks that are by now very large and ready to fledge.

This adult pigeon guillemot has caught a sand lance and will be returning to the nest to offer it up to its hungry offspring.

First year Bonaparte's gulls learning to fend for themselves in the calm waters of Takatz Bay.

This dimunitive marbled murrelet is learning how to dive for its dinner. Bottom's up!