Category Archives: BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

ARCTIC TERN

 The Arctic Tern A small, slender white bird, the Arctic Tern is well known for its long yearly migration. Its travel from its Arctic breeding grounds to its wintering grounds off of Antarctica may cover perhaps 40,000 km (25,000 mi), … Continue reading

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RED-THROATED LOON

During a 9 hour stopover in Anchorage during our flight home, we decided to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a car rental for one last trip around the city. Very glad we did, as I experienced one of … Continue reading

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DENALI HIGHWAY BIRDS

WILSON’S WARBLER   WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW MALE WILLOW PTARGMIGAN   FEMALE WILLOW PTARGMIGAN   WHITE-WINGED SCOTER   BONAPARTE’S GULL RED-NECKED PHALAROPE   BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH   ARCTIC WARBLER   BLACKPOLL WARBLER REDPOLL   

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DENALI HIGHWAY

Denali Highway is a lightly traveled, mostly gravel highway. It leads from Paxson on the Richardson Highway to Cantwell on the Parks Highway. Opened in 1957, it was the first road access to Denali National Park. Traveling the Denali Highway today … Continue reading

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STELLER’S EIDER

 The Steller’s eider is the smallest eider and breeds along the Arctic coasts of eastern Siberia and Alaska.  The lined nest is built on tundra close to the sea. The following images were captured on the open tundra around Barrow, … Continue reading

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AMERICAN DIPPER

AMERICAN DIPPER, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA The American Dipper is North America’s only truly aquatic songbird. It catches all of its food underwater in swiftly flowing streams by swimming and walking on the stream bottom.  AMERICAN DIPPER WITH FISH FRY  American Dipper … Continue reading

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SPECTACLED EIDER

The Spectacled Eider is a large sea duck  that tends to occur mainly in areas where travel is difficult for humans — boggy tundra in summer, at sea around pack ice at other times; its winter range far out in … Continue reading

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ARCTIC TERN

 A small, slender white bird, the Arctic Tern is well known for its long yearly migration. Its travel from its Arctic breeding grounds to its wintering grounds off of Antarctica may cover perhaps 40,000 km (25,000 mi), and is the farthest yearly journey of … Continue reading

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KING EIDER

One of the primary purposes of my recent trip to Alaska was to photograph the King Eider in spectacular breeding plumage. MALE KING EIDER  KING EIDER AT REST    KING EIDER PAIR ON NESTING GROUNDS, BARROW, ALASKA  FEMALE KING EIDER  KING … Continue reading

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NORTH TO ALASKA!

DENALI PARK I’ve just returned from a remarkable two week trip to Alaska. Stay tuned for more images.

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