Monday, May 28, 2012

Isingak

. Photobucket The other day Ahna Lena and I took drive on the road behing Kotzebue. The dogs ran around and Ahna picked Labrador Tea on the tundra. Photobucket While we were out there we saw several long-tailed jaegers. Photobucket Ahna said that in Inupiaq they are called Isingak (IH-sing-uk. Photobucket She said "We also used to call then 'shit hawks' in english. Photobucket I asked "why is that?" Photobucket And she replied, "I dunno, we just did". Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket .

5 comments:

Gloria Hood said...

Just beautiful!

marion Banks-Wilkinson said...

as a possible explanation Shite Hawk is a Royal Navy term for seagulls.

Anonymous said...

glad your back

Ceol Mo Cridhe said...

My god I've missed your photos. And I think I'd LIKE Ana Lena... shit hawks. Love it. Even if there IS a real explanation, as someone said. I think I just like thinking thats what they called them for NO reason!

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

Oh fudge, that was just me, above. Too many darn google accounts to sign in and out of.