What I have only just now identified as a male “Sharp Shinned Hawk” stopped by our bird feeders (without success) for a brief visit…we’re really just feeding the “birds”! What an awesome and regal little Bird-of-Prey!
It can be hard “making a living” for an immature Alaskan Bald Eagle! Often they get hassled until they move on. Magpies & Ravens have a grand time with Eagles…Ravens will even break off branches (3rd pic) and hurl sticks at them. But not without some due respect & safe distancing from the “harass-ees”…they can & do become “lunch” sometimes! When the Eagle has had enough, they stretch their massive wings & take to the sky for a calmer perch elsewhere. They are a magnificent
Hi Everybody! “Aurora Viewing Season” will soon be ending for the coming springtime as Alaska’s lengthening sunlight diminishes the night skies & our view into the Heavens! I will be giving a free presentation on AurorA for the Alaska Society of Outdoor & Nature Photographers, Tuesday-April 11th in the Anchorage Museum Auditorium at 7:00 pm sharp. I’ll cover some aurora/solar history, share some of my in-the-field experiences & expose some of the grand dynamics & mysteries of