June 28, 2014: Phoenix Creek, Kitlakla Inlet, Porcher Island

June 28, 2014: Phoenix Creek, Kitlakla Inlet, Porcher Island

Ron went ashore early this morning when the tide was low to photograph the fish weir, and then went around the point into the lagoon to check for the sandhill crane. He could hardly believe his eyes when he spotted not only two adult cranes, but two young ones foraging out on the dry lagoon.

We rowed back later so I could try to get a glimpse of the cranes, but they were nowhere in sight. The tide was covering most of their foraging territory so we figure we have to be there at lowest low tide to see them. We rowed across and found some shelter from the wind on one of the Phoenix Islands and poked around on shore with cameras in hand. The eagles kept us busy checking up on their whereabouts and the reasons for their conversations. We’ve spotted another pair flying together in close formation over the Phoenix Islands several times, but they’re mostly keeping out of our family’s nesting range.

We had some blue sky today and it blew all day—too much wind for a travelling day. I made good progress on the knitting project I’m working on and we spent some time trying to identify wild flower photos taken recently and last year.

 

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