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12:46 pm: Birds

White-tailed tropicbirds. These are pelagic birds, having as little to do with land as possible (digression: I'm fascinated by the sort of creatures that live in the ocean and can go through life without ever touching a solid surface, living on things that have fallen from above, letting their own detritus fall lower down. Open-ocean fish which live near the surface are incredibly curious about floating things, to the extent that leaving something floating is used as a fishing method. In fact, this is one way of catching dolphin-friendly tuna and it is not a good idea. End digression.)

I think this is a Fairy or White Tern.

I think this is a Bald Eagle. Location: above Anchorage Train Station car park. There were gulls swooping round it from the nearby river (Ship Creek: enunciation minefield!). It looked like the gulls were trying to get it to go away without killing anything. Eventually it flew off over the local air base, so I suppose they were successful.


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Date:November 19th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I didn't know that about dolphin-friendly tuna.
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