Nicolas Dory Photography

Bonaparte’s Gull

May 31st, 2010
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I met a Bonaparte’s Gull couple (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) on Snafu Lake (Yukon). I was surprised to see them at the top of trees… after a quick search on internet it seems this is the only gull that regularly nests in trees.

The following pictures have been taken on the shores of a small island where this gull was fishing.

Bonaparte's Gull - Adult breeding (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)
Bonaparte's Gull - Adult breeding (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)
Bonaparte's Gull - Adult breeding (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

Bald Eagle nest

May 31st, 2010
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Last weekend, I observed two different nests of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from the canoe, on the shores of Snafu Lake (Yukon). Their nests are incredibly huge, the bald eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird.

In the first nest, a bald eagle seemed to be sitting on his eggs:
Bald Eagle nest (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle nest (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

In the second one, a bald eagle was coming and going from the nest:
Bald Eagle nest (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Cinnamon Black Bear

May 27th, 2010
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Cinnamon black bears (Ursus americanus cinnamomum) are quite common in the Yukon, this one was feeding along the edge of a forest. This subspecie has a brown or red-brown fur, reminiscent of cinnamon.
Cinnamon Black Bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum)

Beaver swimming

May 25th, 2010
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A beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming down the creek behind my house (Yukon).
Beaver swimming (Castor canadensis)
Beaver swimming (Castor canadensis)

Tagish Lake [panoramic]

May 25th, 2010
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Panoramic view of a part of Tagish Lake along the South Klondike Highway (Yukon) on the way back from Alaska.

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Tagish Lake
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