Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's not Mother's Day yet


Mom is watching over everything as she's settled down on her eggs.

She has a great view of Potter Marsh and Cook Inlet.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Lone eagle


On Fridays, I usually have one of these guys waiting for me on top of the electric pole. This guy was in the middle of everything. I tried not to scare him off, but no deal.

It looks like its already lost a flight feather or two.

But it also had no problem getting away.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Come on Spring 2012


The ice is melting pretty fast, but there's lots more around. The migratory birds are making it back though.

This lone immature swan was drawing a crowd at West Chester Lagoon. It didn't bother him at all, but kept its distance.

This Canada Goose was letting the gulls know it didn't like them being around.

And of course at Potter Marsh, mom is watching over everything.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

OK, we're a little slow, but I think spring is finally here.


The gull's are back, so it must be spring. There will be lots and lots of them soon.

Macy says most of the trails are cleared, so there's some serious walking to do. No dogie boots needed!

There's still plenty of snow and ice, but it's melting fast. We were concerned about floods, but it's a gradual thaw, so we should be OK.

Now it's time to get things fixed up, picked up and before long things will be blooming.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Taku Chief


This tug pushed barges in and out of Nenana for many years before it was retired. It now greets you as you enter Nenana.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Too moose for comfort

Today Anchorage broke the record for the most snow in one season at 133.6 inches. So after a class at the Alaska Zoo, I came home and celebrated with a nap. When I awoke, Miss Macy wanted to go for a walk. Still groggy from the nap, I was walking on autopilot. Not a good thing. 
As we entered the alley I heard a snort and the leash got tight. Ms Moose was comfy, so she didn't budge, but Miss Macy became 10 foot tall and bullet proof. 
Mr Raven was watching the action and trying to instigate something with his calls. But Miss Macy decided to listen to me and we trotted done the alley for our walk. I'm fully awake now.

On the way back, Ms Moose was up and having dinner. She kept an eye on us, but continued with her meal off willow.

Miss Macy made sure Ms Moose wasn't coming in the house. Ms Moose decided there wasn't enough willow, so she moved on much to Mr Raven's disappointment.
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Bridges are cool

I stopped on a trip back from Fairbanks to photograph these bridges. I have no idea how many times I've crossed them, but they've always caught my eye.

Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Bridge

Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior
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