On Wednesday I accompanied my friend Dan to close up his cabin at Goose Creek for the season. We took a few minutes to check out the creek. That was where we saw this friendly Dipper with a bug in its beak.
It was soon scanning underwater for more tasty tidbits.
Dippers are one of the only local songbirds that sing an exuberant and complex song throughout the Winter.
Other non-North American species of Dipper tend to be more colorful. Nevertheless they are delightful to watch.
There was already ice forming along the edges of the creek.
I think that the really small leaves are actually Birch seeds.
This is a Black Cottonwood leaf.
On the way back we stopped to check out Mt. Mckinley which was barely visible.
Last night we had a fresh snowfall in the mountains above Anchorage.