Nome, Alaska - Day 1

Trip from Anchorage to Nome in a 737 that is front half cargo plane, back half passenger transport:

Guy next to me, native Alaskan, presumably there being no bakery where he’s headed, bringing along a sheet birthday cake under the seat!

Lunch at Nome - this has got to be the best view out of any Subway in the United States!

For the day, two new birds - Bar-tailed Godwit and Gyrfalcon.  Next two shots are the nesting site of the Gyrfalcon.  In second shot, can see one of the adults about 15 feet left of the nest (which in years past has been the nest of Golden Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks and Peregrine Falcons):