The Transition


Swans grouping up for the flight south! They will gather on a big lake, or here at the Ugashik Lagoon and then take off one day as a group, Thank our neighbor, Bob, for the great pictures of a few days ago.

The last 2-3 weeks have had us in the time of year when the bears are about done feeding and heading to the hills for denning up. The cranes, Sandhill, are long gone. The geese and ducks have about finished their flights, and short stops, through. Tundra swans are grouping up to take off south soon too.

Graceful flight!

 Our weather in this part of Alaska can go from in the 40’s to the teens overnight. Sometimes dropping snow, up to 24″ drifts a week ago overnight, or just freezing up all the puddles and shallow lakes.

A recent view of the surrounding landscape.

As the year comes to a close and we travel into the ‘deep’ winter our landscape with move between preparing for winter and totally frozen.

Still more playing and practice flying!

We don’t get the beautiful red colors other parts of the country get but our wildlife more than makes up for it!!


4 Responses to “The Transition”

  1. alaskapi Says:

    Oh beautiful!!!!!!!
    Thank you Ugashik Bob for sharing !
    Wow.You get a lot more color there than we do in the evergreen Tongass Forest here.
    Our color is mostly up high on the mountains , above treeline. All the lovely alpine and sub-alpine plants make a last wild red-yellow-orange hurrah before the snow flies.
    Have had snow on top, working its way down the mountains for a month now. Waterfalls froze a couple weeks ago. I always miss the sound of the water but love seeing the bright snow now that days are so very short.

  2. Barbra & Jack Donachy Says:

    Love the photos. The first one is especially excellent!

  3. littleblackdogsa Says:

    Hi there,
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photographs, they are just gorgeous. I love the colours, it is stunning. Enjoy the upcoming winter and stay warm.

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