Without much fanfare my friends the arctic terns have left. Off to Antarctica…

They arrived in Alaska in May, fed on eulachons, found a mate, raised their chicks, and off they went on their annual 20,000 mile journey. It’s just an unimaginable twist of evolution that these tiny birds embark on this long trip every year. How do they find their feeding grounds in Antarctica, how do they find their way back to this particular spot at the end of the Inside Passage? It’s a miracle.

Soon, I will have to make a choice, too. Where to spend winter? Should I try the snowbird approach, too and travel South? Or should I spend another winter in Alaska?

 

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Off to Antarctica…

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2 thoughts on “Off to Antarctica…

  1. What beautiful images. I never realised Terns had such a broad wingspan.

    Well certainly not the Whiskered Tern I’ve photographed down the local beach. Looks like the Arctic Terns have the same head colour though. Maybe I’ve only photographed Whiskered Terns when they’re stationery.

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