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.
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:
In the second one, a bald eagle was coming and going from the nest:
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.
A beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming down the creek behind my house (Yukon).
Panoramic view of a part of Tagish Lake along the South Klondike Highway (Yukon) on the way back from Alaska.
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