NOME, ALASKA May 31
We retraced our steps to the Safety Sound this morning and found a pair (adult and immature?) Peregrine Falcons at Cape Nome. Much time was spent searching for Aleutian Tern (Elusive-tern) at the Safety Sound Bridge but instead one of my guests yelled ‘black-headed gull’ and once in the scope I ID’d it as Sabine’s Gull by the yellow tip to it’s black bill – beautiful bird!
The weather was gorgeous – not a cloud in the sky and in the 40’s. Headed towards Council but found the road blocked by snow at mile 50. Flying Golden Eagle and Rough-Legged hawk, wading Wandering Tattler and all three pluvialis plovers were a delight for all of of us.
Tomorrow it’s back to Kougarok road to (hopefully) show off Bristle-Thighed Curlew.