November 16 – Coming Over the Mountains

I drove south of Anchorage to about 15 miles past Girdwood this morning. It was chilly (about 17 degrees when I started) and a beautiful drive, with everything (except me) coming over the mountains, from the moon to the sun to a large flock of Rock Pigeons to Pine Grosbeaks to mountain sheep/goats.







Along the road there were a few birds, including a Black-billed Magpie, two Mallards that seemed like decoys but were actually swimming and moving about, a single Trumpeter Swan about three miles south of Girdwood, and a few Bald Eagles.



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On the drive home, many cars were pulled over to photograph the mammals shown below. About 20-25 of them were in the mountains along the road. I’d welcome knowledgeable people to tell me if these are sheep or goats or both.

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303 species so far

One thought on “November 16 – Coming Over the Mountains

  1. Lorraine November 17, 2016 / 4:59 am

    First two photos are goats, second two are sheep


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