May 28, 2006

Hot Hot Hot

It was 79 degrees in Seward yesterday. It's weird. Not supposed to be this hot in May. Less than ten days ago we were still post-holing through a foot of snow on the trails at Exit Glacier. It's nice to see the sun, of course, but there can be too much of a good thing.

I haven't had time to sit down and write up a report of the birdathon from last Sunday yet, but will try to get to it later this week. We didn't do quite as well as we had hoped, ending up short of the record, but we still saw 108 different species. The most notable birds of the day included a single Eurasion Wigeon on the Kenai Flats and an Aleutian Tern (which we didn't end up counting). I thought it was rather appropriate that our day started and ended exactly the same: with an owl, a snipe and a no-show.

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