It didn't look like a very good day to walk out on the BEO to the Control Shed again. This photo was taken from the BARC looking south towards the BEO. But, we headed out anyway around 1:15 or so. As soon as we were around a ½ mile from the coast, the weather changed dramatically. Not a cloud to be seen.
Half way out to the Control Shed, there is another trail that headed out to a large tower under construction. Summer has brought tourists to Barrow especially bird watchers. If you go off of the road system, you need a land use permit from the native corporation. I've run into several small groups wandering around with their tripods and long lenses and so far. I think the sign is just an attempt to keep people out of the construction zone.
The last couple of times I've been out here, I noticed a hint of red but wasn't really sure where it was coming from. Today, I noticed these bright red things on the low lying plants. The plastic grid is about 2" so you can get an idea of how tiny these are.
Most of the birds take off as soon a you see them. This one was so busy feeding on the small bugs that it didn't take off. I'm not a birder so I have absolutely no idea what kind of bird it is.