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Cruise from Seattle to Juneau, Glacier Bay, and Sitka

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I took a sea cruise to Alaska during the last week of May 2014. I saw lots of seabirds during the transit from Seattle to Juneau, including several Black-footed Albatrosses, lots of Leach's Storm Petrels, and many alcids. Many whales and other sea mammals were observed at various points during the trip. My favorite part of the trip was going up Mt. Roberts in Juneau and seeing Rock Ptarmigans. I was expecting the ptarmigans to be in breeding plumage and was initially taken aback by the stunning white plumage. I was
amazed by the flight and rapid bursts of wingbeats of that species. It was difficult to track a pair through the viewfinder of the video camera as they passed in front of patches of snow during a meandering flight. There was an amusing photo-bombing by a Bald Eagle during the filming of a singing Fox Sparrow. I was blown away by the beauty of Glacier Bay. It was the first time I was able to really study the Arctic Tern. I was
amused to see a Black-legged Kittiwake resting on a small iceberg.
I took a sea cruise to Alaska during the last week of May 2014. I saw lots of seabirds during the transit from Seattle to Juneau, including several Black-footed Albatrosses, lots of Leach's Storm Petrels, and many alcids. Many whales and other...
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