Last updated: April 14, 2015
I remember from previous years out at Exit Glacier that sometime during the summer, some Black-legged Kittiwakes show up and seem very out of place flying around the terminus of exit glacier. This year I was able to capture the incident. The Kittiwakes (for there are currently 2 of them) can be seen wheeling around Exit Glacier as well as perched on rocks and trees near the dynamited section of cliffs on the Harding Icefield Trail. I have no idea what they are doing in the area, or if they are the same individuals that have occurred here in the past. I can’t help but amusedly wonder if these are “Jonathan Livingston” type gulls, maintaining a cultural hermitage from the coastal birds.