Friday, June 3, 2011
Alaska Edition, Continued: Hey Guys, Did You See This Moose?
Horned Grebes almost stole the show again today - we had a pair skitter across Otto Lake in display, copulate, nest-build, and just sit on the water looking pretty. But I liked the Lesser Yellowlegs best.
It never gets dark, being Alaskan summer, which explains why I'm up writing at whatever time it is, 10:30-something p.m. Alaskan, 4 hours earlier than the east coast, after a full day of leading and Moose and Sandhill Cranes, Violet-green Swallows, Goshawks shooting across the road and Gray Jays teed up beside it, and horny grebes. There's barely 3 hours between sunset and sunrise, and plenty of light for reading outdoors at 2 a.m., if one cared to do that. We head into Denali tomorrow, here's hoping the skies stay clear so we can see McKinley.
I put in my $2.50 for a chance at guessing the date and time of ice out on the Nenana River next spring, as did Mark. The winner gets a cool $300,000 - a lot of people play this game.
Posted by Don Freiday at 2:50 AM