Here is a brief sampling of August…
There are plenty of Lion’s Mane Jellies in the bay.
Birds continue the migration south.
Spotted Sandpipers are still around.
As is this Rock Sandpiper and Ruddy Turnstone.
Here is a Red-necked Phalarope
A Parasitic Jaeger stopped for a visit.
Then proceeded to do what they do…
This Peregrine Falcon was hunting newly fledged Kittiwakes at the deep water dock.
Short-tailed Shearwaters will soon be heading south.
This Yellow-billed Loon is likely already south.
Pigeon Guillemots and Marbled Murrelets nest in Kachemak Bay and also spend the winter here.
Then there are all the baby animals.
Most otter pups are almost fully grown but there are still a few this size around.
You have to see this…
before you see this Tufted Puffin Chick.
I wasn’t able to photograph a Horned Puffin with fish but apparently there was some success.
An Ancient Murrelet parent and chick.
It rained a lot in August but there were a lot of fish to catch.
We had good whale sightings throughout the spring and summer although they tapered off a bit in August.
Headed down for a dive.
This is usually all I photograph when a whale breaches.
But this one breached several times.
Killer Whale!! Too close for the long lens! Four of them headed right under the boat to check us out.
An August sunset. We are headed towards fall.