Nome birds

Common Eider

Common Eider, Nome

Willow Ptarmigan -- feeding on willow, no less (first photo). Males were in their courtship plumage, red-brown head and white body. Females had fully molted into their summer brown.

Willow Ptarmigan , Nome Willow Ptarmigan , Nome Willow Ptarmigan , Nome

Returning in the snow from a successful (but photoless) trek to find a Bristle-thighed Curlew, we found this American Golden-Plover who must have had a nest nearby considering how it stood its ground. You can see how effective its camouflage would be if it put its head down.

American Golden-Plover, Nome American Golden-Plover, Nome

A female Ruff, also known as a Reeve. Compare to the male Ruff seen at Barrow.

Reeve, Nome

Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit, Nome

This Surfbird was far from any surf.

Surfbird, Nome

American Dipper. Note that when it blinks, it shows its white eyelid.

American Dipper, Nome American Dipper, Nome

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Nome

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