Tag: Alaska

Who are you?

A huge thank you to everyone who supported The Arctic Circle fundraising campaign – the residency fee is paid and I’m gearing up to go back to the Arctic in October. I […]

A letter out

Arctic Tern, Arctic Ocean, The Arctic Circle, Alaska, Barrow, Cooper Island

Part 15, a compilation and expansion. 7 July I woke to rain and so stayed in bed until it ended – at about 0200. It was mild and almost balmy out (well, […]

Liquid mercury

Part 12, in which the Arctic poppies show their mettle, the snow bunting chicks emerge, and a polar bear leaves its mark. 27 June Although my alarm went off at 2200, I […]

A little head bobbing

Black Guillemots

Part 9.  The Black Guillemots are back, bobbing their heads, and claiming their nest boxes. A cavity-nesting bird of Arctic waters, they traditionally did not nest so far north in Alaska. One […]

The velvet void


Part 8. The Guillemots make their entrance. 6 June A sad day. It seems my little sparrow friend is gone. I don’t know if he went off in search of a mate, […]