Sunday, November 13, 2011

The High Arctic

As we move further north, bird quantity diminishes, but not quality. Today only held a handful of birds of a few species. However, Ross's Gull may have been the most numerous bird, with 16 seen. It was pretty amazing how pink some of them were!

The first Ivory Gulls also showed up, with 4 seen for the day, and all were adults. One gleaming white bird passed close to the boat and allowed fantastic looks. Hopefully  more of these to come when we near Barrow. Daylight will be precious, as the sun will not rise starting on the 19th.

Two Black Guillemots bring the trip list to 40 species, not bad for the time of year. Hopefully I can add a few more when we pass back through the Bering Sea.

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