Monthly Archives: December 2012

Serendipitous Sandhill Sighting

This week’s photo, taken December 22, 2012 at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Central Florida’s Atlantic coast, features a ROSEATE SPOONBILL, the only bird in the western hemisphere with a spoon-shaped bill.  Toto, I have a feeling we’re not … Continue reading

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Drifting In and Out

This week’s photo, taken December 12, 2012 in Stanwood, WA, features a SNOWY OWL lounging on driftwood. It probably also spends much of its day drifting in and out of sleep. I return to Stanwood (an hour north of Seattle), … Continue reading

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I’m Outta Here

This week’s photo, taken December 8, 2012 in Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA, features the Capitol Hill SNOWY OWL spreading its wings and taking flight. In the background are some of the many onlookers on hand to witness the coming out … Continue reading

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Rapt with Raptors

This week’s photo, taken December 5, 2012 at West 90 (Samish Unit of the Skagit Wildlife Area, WA), features an adult male NORTHERN HARRIER skimming the ground as it prepares to pounce on its prey. After driving 75 miles north … Continue reading

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