Taken 6-Sep-11
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Wildlife
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Keywords:Canadian Rockies, Chukotka, Russia, Siberia, Whalebone Alley, falcon, gyr falccon, pika, rock, rodent, vegetation
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Date modified6-Sep-11 17:00
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PIKA, WHALEBONE ALLEY, YTTYGRAN ISLAND

PIKA, WHALEBONE ALLEY, YTTYGRAN ISLAND

I had seen these hamster-like mammals before in the Canadian Rockies, but had much better sightings on this occasion. With a gyr falcon about, it was little wonder that we heard more of them than we saw, but with a little patience, we would be rewarded with a scurrying on the rocks, quick check of their surroundings, followed by a mass gathering of vegetation which then appeared to whizz along the rocks by itself as the pika remained hidden beneath!