Whether sifting through sand, or scrambling over a rocky shore, it's about finding treasures in every day. 

Encounters of the Day

Moored in a small cove, leaning over the rail of the boat, the small sea life can occupy me for a long time. Yes, I know: easily entertained.

These are pipefish. They are in the same family as seahorses. They are about eight inches long, but way to skinny to make a meal.

 Pipefish

Pipefish

Then a jellyfish came near the surface to get its picture taken.

Transient

This could go on for hours…but it was time for a skiff ride. O-oh, an immature bald eagle. They are brown and speckled for the first three or four years, then get their mature plumage with the white head and tail.

Immature bald eagle in a spruce tree.

See those talons? No wonder they can swoop down and hook fish out of the water.

Over there are some seals hauled out on a rock, and two cormorants drying their wings. Is that seal waving? Hi there!

Seals and cormorants

 This heron is headed to the water's edge to fish in the evening light.

Silhouette of great blue heron (Ardea herodias fannini)

Another wonderful day in Southeast Alaska.

G'night all,

Alaska Beachcomber