Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Update 6/23

Not too much to report on the past few days. Today I saw my first Arctic Fox while driving out to my plot. Tomorrow we begin rope dragging. It’s as simple as it sounds – two people drag a 30 meter rope across the tundra and flush shorebirds off their nests. This will help us find species that typically don’t flush easily such as Long-billed Dowitchers.

Northern Pintail nest

3 comments:

Dave Lewis said...

Posted at 3:42 am? Have you gotten any sleep yet?
I'm glad you're having a good time and doing well.

trumbullbirder said...

Hey Dave,
Let me assure you – I’m getting plenty of sleep! My blogs are being posted in Eastern Time. That doesn't mean I'm not birding all night though...

dAwN said...

What an amazing time you must be having in Alaska..I will have to refer to your blog when we spend the summer in 2011!
Great blog..
I hope you dont mind but i tweeted it on twitter..wanted others to enjoy your blog!