Monday, March 31, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Dramatic Chipmunk: dun dun DUN! [sound here, be warned]
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
They are so sweet. I know they aren't considered the smartest of birds (but then, other than magpies and crows, what bird really is terribly clever?), but they are lovely (look how they blend in to the landscape so nicely).
Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
These are Harris's hawks, the only raptors that hunt communally. The larger bird is a female named Shanti, and the boy is called Heyduk. We put on gloves, called the birds, and then their reward was a bit of some sort of blended-up animal goo (yum!). Remarkable animals...it was soooo fun!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
There are regulations to protect the whales from harassment, so the boats can only get so close...you can see the "blows" and a wee bit of a tail fluke. Cool!
I'm not much of a boat person, but it was fun (if amazingly choppy out in the open ocean). A lovely lovely day!