- Eveline Trail, Kenai Peninsula, US-AK
Aug 2, 2012 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Comments: Summer is fast and furious here in Kachemak Bay. August is the beginning of fall and the cool temperature today certainly had that feel. The mountains across Kachemak Bay have not yet lost all of last winters snow and may not as temperatures continue to cool and fall rain starts as snow at higher elevations.
The lupine is now mostly in seed and all the other flowers are either in full bloom or turning to seed; the exception being fireweed with its flowers springing out successively until the top of the spike is reached. The emerald green of summer vegetation has now blended with a yellow hue, giving the landscape a pastel look.
The Orange-crowned Warblers I saw were in a small flock, indicating that migration may be underway. The Sand-hill Cranes that flew overhead also echoed an urgency for leaving soon. Witnessing the mysteries of migration just adds to the beauty of this special time of the year as nature completes another cycle. But some birds will stay with us as we get down to just the basics and then wait for another cycle to begin.
Sandhill Crane 6
Common Raven 2
Boreal Chickadee 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Savannah Sparrow 2
Fox Sparrow 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
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