Saw 2-3 flocks flying. Didn't get a picture, but the birds were of an unmistakeable shape: large with curved bills. Looked for them downriver, but didn't see them along the river banks.
A couple loons on the lake.
I was sitting quietly by the lake, watching the loons, when this dragonfly came to me--laying eggs around me. Looks like Aeshna juncea, but what about the whitish ends to the wings?
Green foliose lichen, on ground in moss.
little red tops
Looks like it has an injured eye.
In flight, white sides on tail. Somewhat odd to find a sandpiper on a road through the forest, even if it was a flooded creek crossing. Solitary sandpiper or lesser yellowlegs? I think solitary because I noted the white sides on tail (not entire white tail).
Spruce grouse, or something like a Ruffed Grouse? There's several species of grouse, some introduced game species by ADF&G. Approximate location.
While waiting at a road construction stop, we saw a beluga surface twice right next to Seward Highway. We expected to see it again, but no luck. Also at night, so no pictures. Belugas are on the decline in Cook Inlet, and have been for years, so it's always a rare treat to see them where, as a child, it was common to see them.
Small herd of mountain goats seen across the valley. We eventually hiked up above their altitude.