So Many Shorebirds!
One week has passed since I arrived in Yakutat, and the shorebirds have been soaring in left and right like pigeons in a park. The Western Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, American Golden-Plovers, Black-bellied Plovers, and Marbled Godwits have been my frequent visitors at Strawberry Point, but now more shorebirds like the Greater Yellowlegs, Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover are starting to arrive to feed in the soft beaches of the Situk River or sail over me to continue their journey north. Not only are there more shorebirds coming in, but I was able to witness a beautiful sunny day in Yakutat for the first time. It was truly breathtaking to see the green wildness of Yakutat, and I thought to myself how lucky I am to have made the journey to the one state I have dreamed of coming to. These birds have yet to arrive in their giant flocks of a thousand individuals, but they are coming in flocks of over a hundred so it could suggest that the big migration is soon to come to Yakutat. I can’t wait for them to arrive.