Tuesday, May 22, 2012

And Then There was Fog

It has been a blustery past couple days on the North Slope. Cold NE winds, ground fog and windchills in the teens have kept migration to a minimum.

Per request, here is the exact location of our camp.
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Let's have another look at that.

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The green arrow points to camp. Only way in and out is by helicopter. And the only reason I have internet is via the "Personal Hotspot" feature of the iPhone 4s. Alpine, the nearest "town" to our camp, has a cell tower providing me with coverage.

I did manage to re-find the Northern Wheatear, this time about 2 miles north of where I first found him. At least I'm assuming it is the same individual. I also found this Falcon. I'm happy calling it a Merlin (unless someone wants to talk me out of it), a great bird for the area! I saw Peregrine Falcons around last year, and one Gyr was seen, but Merlin is a new camp bird!

I wish I had more exciting news for you followers, but the birds just haven't made it here in full force yet. I appreciate the comments, it keeps me going up here.

1 comment:

  1. David,
    Since comments keep you going, this is the first I am posting on your blog - I think. Your location is amazing and I'm looking forward to more posts. Can you also comment on the temperature and length of day? Stong work, Dave. Keep it going.