Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Out and about


You see a lot of these birds here. These guys are big. They can stand a couple of feet high.

Had to research them a bit. They are ravens, part of the Corvidae family which include jays, crows, and magpies. These are the largest species of songbird and have more than 30 distinct vocalizations. They have very long lives and have been known to live as long as 29 years in captivity.

They are smart and can withstand Alaskan winters. An interesting bird!

Moving on...



Can you see the mountains in the distance?

Looks fake, like a scenery backdrop in a play.

These mountains are part of the Alaskan range.

They include Mt. McKinley, which is the tallest mountain in North America.

We are hoping to get a closer look sometime before we leave the area.

Making the plan...

Executing the plan...

That's all folks!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

Miss Janice said...

Sleigh riding in March....they are adorable!