Face on Fire

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Here’s the same male ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD from the past two weeks. This time, however, with its head rotated more toward the morning sun, the bird displays a face fully engulfed in flames.

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Face Begins to Shine

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This week’s photo, taken April 11, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, shows the same individual ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD that was featured in last week’s post.

As this male ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD turns its head ever so slightly toward the sun, some of its red iridescent feathers begin to glow.

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At Any Angle

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This week’s photo, taken April 11, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features an adult male ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD.

When the face of the male ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD is not turned toward the sun, its iridescent head and throat feathers appear dark – instead of fiery red. Not to worry. At any angle, this tiny bird qualifies as a gorgeous specimen.

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Golden

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This week’s photo, taken March 29, 2017 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features a male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, one of our handsome wintering ducks that will soon head north for summertime breeding.

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Pretty in Pink

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This week’s photo, taken March 25, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a BUSHTIT surrounded by vibrant colors of Spring.

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Orange and Black Forever

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This week’s photo, taken March 17, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a male BLACK SCOTER, the smallest of North America’s 3 species of scoters.

Male BLACK SCOTERS are cool birds in my book because they sport my high school colors. Whenever I spot a male Black Scoter, I flash back to my days at San Mateo High School – “orange and black forever!”

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Dressed Up

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This week’s photo, taken March 4, 2017 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features a PELAGIC CORMORANT, the smallest cormorant along the Pacific Coast of North America.

The PELAGIC CORMORANT dresses up nicely during the breeding season, displaying white rump patches and a bit of red facial skin at the base of its bill. Notice also a few white plumes on the neck and head.

The green iridescence can be seen year round, easily visible here on what has been a rare event in the Pacific Northwest lately – a sunny day.

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