Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another Beautiful Tunda Day

The weather is amazing again today, and the birds are really liking it as well. New arrivals today include Arctic Tern, Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull and Semipalmated Plover. The Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-bellied Plover and two White-crowned Sparrows are also still around.

Brad Wilkinson and Dave Ward arrived today. Dave (my boss) will be working mostly with the geese while Brad is here to help with shorebirds. Here they are arriving via helicopter.
The first Long-tailed Jaeger was very cooperative.
Whilst I was photographing the Jaeger, this Sabine's Gull wanted in on the action. It hastily joined the Jaeger for the only open water on the tundra, right in front of our weatherport!
Shorebirds are pairing up and singing like crazy. If all goes well, the first shorebird nest could be a week or so away! Stay tuned.

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