Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Change in Plans

This week I was supposed to be in Alaska teaching a course. Instead I am in Lewistown, MT taking a course on data management. I was supposed to leave last Thursday and spend the weekend in Homer prior to the teaching in Anchorage. I had planned to look for Rock Sandpipers, Steller's Eiders, Kittlitz's Murrelets and the Emperor Goose that has been hanging around the spit. On Tuesday morning I found out the the class had been canceled. My consolation is that the weather was pretty crappy in Homer last weekend and a local field trip on Kachemak Bay did not record a Steller's Eider or Kittlitz's Murrelet.

The good news was that the weather last weekend was great in Montana and I was able to spend another morning at a sage-grouse lek..

and also enjoy a hike with my family.

More photos from the lek to follow.


Bill S. said...

Great pictures. I love the Sage and Sharptailed grouse and have been visiting their leks most days for the last three weeks.

ArtSpot Gallery said...

And the weather is so much nicer here than in Alaska right now ;-)

Holly said...

that shot made me suck my breath in. Gorgeous.