I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb
Uploaded by: katy99780
Tuesday April 9, 2013
Caption: This is a snow bunting, (Plectrophenax nivalis), a male by his striking white plumage. Most white of any small bird in Alaska. A few have been known to hang around all winter, but most us us think of them as the first 'migrator' to arrive in very early spring.
The squabbling of the redpolls was brought to a halt when this bird arrived in the wind and driving snow today. I have never had one of these visit any of my feeders, never.
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