Wednesday, June 30, 2010

AK - Gyrfalcons - 06/16 & 06/21


Gyrfalcon - images 1 & 2 detail the same bird, probably a male. Denali National Park, Alaska, June 16th, 2010.


Gyrfalcon - female, Nome, Alaska. June 21st, 2010.


Gyrfalcon - female at nest (different to the bird above), Nome, Alaska. June 21st, 2010.




Gyrfalcon - presumed male in flight, Nome, Alaska. June 21st, 2010.



Gyrfalcon - nestlings, Nome, Alaska. June 21st, 2010.

Further highlights from the Birdfinders Alaska tour included no less than three Gyrfalcon nests, one in Denali National Park and two in Nome. Although distant for the most part, the birds offered prolonged views and provided a welcome opportunity to get to know this brutish falcon a little better.


JPS

3 comments:

Tom Pirro said...

Nice, Nice Nice and NICE...birds!

James P. Smith said...

Thanks Tom!

Kathiesbirds said...

Now I am drooling with envy!