On this cold, snowy Missouri morning, I’m featuring some images from a visit to Gull Island that I made ~ 3 years ago. Gull Island is located just off the coast of Homer, Alaska. Homer is one of my favorite Alaskan towns. Homer, to me, is the gateway to the great Alaska wilderness. From Homer, you can fly across Cook Inlet to view the coastal brown bears of Katmai National Park, or you can go on a whalewatching trip. Or, you can take a trip around Homer in an ultralight plane, take a wonderful kayak trip around the area, or you can just walk the beaches of the Homer Spit to see all kinds of wildlife: bald eagles, gulls, sea otters, maybe even catch a whale passing by. But one of my favorite places to visit is Gull Island, located just off the end of the Homer Spit.
Gull Island is home to a lot of seabirds, including Tufted Puffins, Red-faced Cormorants, Kittiwakes, and many others, including gulls. Here is my image of the day, taken from that trip to Gull Island (by the way, if any of my birding friends can identify this bird for me, I’d appreciate it very much … don’t get many seabirds here in Missouri!):