Monday, October 25, 2010

Wildlife every wheres

The geese and others are filling the air. For the past few weeks the Great Migration has started. I left to go to work one morning and I could hear the geese over the traffic. There were hundreds of them in one formation. It cracks me up when people call them Canadian Geese. Makes you want to check them for a passport. Canada Geese, no nationality.
Mom and baby were having breakfast in this area where some trees were just cut. Baby wasn't paying much attention to me but mom sure was.
 
You have to pay attention this time of year. Moose have the right of way because they take it.
The old Rabbit Hutch has been gone a long time, maybe 20 years or more. Rumor has it that they let loose lots of rabbits when they closed down. There are still some remnants around. I use to see lots more when I first started visiting this spot, but raptors, lynx and mother nature has taken its toll.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The moose are on the move


The moose are every wheres right now. It's rutting season in full swing, but that should die off soon.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ALASKAN ICEFIELD AND MOUNTAIN PEAK NAMED FOR TED STEVENS.



President Obama signed into law Monday a bill naming a mountain and an ice field in Alaska after longtime Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and Rep. Don Young, names a mountain peak in Denali National Park and Preserve for Stevens.

It also puts his name on part of an ice field in the Chugach Mountains. The 13,895-foot peak, to be named Stevens Peak, is commonly known as South Hunter Peak and was the tallest unnamed peak in Alaska.

Stevens represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate from 1968 through 2008 and was the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history. He died Aug. 9 in a plane crash in Western Alaska.

Read more here. Copied from Anchorage Daily News.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Alaska Day

Today is the day all Alaskans got to work (unless you work for the state or a bank) and wonder why all the state offices and banks are closed. You would think that a state like ours that is so large, so beautiful, that's one of the few that isn't floundering financially, is in the political spotlight (I wish that would go away), would celebrate leaving Russian possesion and becoming a territory of the US

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Winter is coming

Yes it's coming. The snow is making its way down the mountains. We call it termination dust. Summer and fall is being terminated.

The fall colors are still here, but most of the leaves are spent. I went to go to work on Wednesday and I could hear the geese over the traffic. I looked up and there were hundreds filling the sky starting their journey. It was too dark for me to get a photo of. Still many birds hanging around though.
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

To Portage!

My photography buddy Britt and I drove to Portage on Saturday to do some Bird TLC business. The whole way there the wind was gusting, the rain was falling, this just looked yucky. Right before we finished our main objective, the weather cleared up. So obviously the cameras came out.

Lighting was great on the trip down even with the rain, but we couldn't stop. It was getting bad on the way back, but we were able to get a few shots off and enjoy the view and the trip back. It turned out to be a really good day.

You can see more of my photos here.

Britt's a serious photographer and is great at giving me tips and suggestions. During the summer she likes shooting Bird TLC's eagle releases and during the winter she shoots the sled dog races. Check out her work at www.akbritt.com .
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Winter is around the bend

It's been getting below freezing at night.

It's been showing a few snow flakes here and there.

There's been thin layers of ice on top of the water in the morning.

It is fall or autumn as some call it, but before long this will all be white.
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Foto Finish