Date: June 2, 2013
Tonight’s Location: Homer, AK
Weather: partly sunny
Temperature: start 46º
Wildlife count: Porcupine, Moose
Year List: 243
Birds: Trumpeter Swan, Magpie, Orange-crowned Warbler, Tree Swallow, Bald Eagle, American Robin, Common Raven, Northwestern Crow, Sandhill Crane, Black-legged Kittiwake, Pelagic Cormorant, Wilson’s Warbler
Breakfast was at Duncan’s Café, and it was a relaxed meal. We had time to ride out to the spit and check for birds before worship. The Homer UMC is between pastors; their next pastor is their first female, who just graduated from seminary. The speaker today, a church member, was excellent, sharing his thoughts in his life story.
We headed up to the Wynn Nature Center on Skyline Drive – at the top of the bluff. We saw a Wilson’s Warbler, our first this year. We drove up to Ohlson’s Mountain, seeing a porcupine and moose, as well as a lovely butterfly.
We were hungry when we got home, so we prepared a delightful salad, grilled hamburgers w/fresh tomato/onions, and grilled potatoes/onions. What a feast! We could not remember the last time we have grilled hamburgers – it was delicious. We sat outdoors for awhile in shirtsleeves and were comfortable.
Our evening’s entertainment was a video of the Harriman Expedition, a repeat of the expedition in 1899, which showed the world what was in Alaska. The evening views of the bay were spectacular.