Fall on St. Paul12 Oct 2016, by Education in
Bering Sea Days was in early October this year, and Fall on the Pribilof Islands has a very different hum to the breeding frenzy of summer life.
There were very few birds left on the cliffs, fur seal pups were swimming and Orca’s were hunting near the beaches. The wind was strong, waves loud and dramatic, and sea-foam was being thrown in-land. Flocks of snow buntings and rosey finches were getting blown around, and a few king-eiders were in the harbor. Mornings were dark until late, and the low evening light magical. Grasses were turning a golden brown, and nagoon-berry leaves were red. It felt like winter was approaching.