Monthly Archives: October 2013

Surf’s Up

This week’s photo, taken October 20, 2013 from the deck of a Washington State Ferry in Edmonds, WA, features an adult male SURF SCOTER, a duck with an unmistakeable bill. On Sunday morning, after Laura and I board the ferry … Continue reading

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Point No Point

This week’s photo, taken October 10, 2013 at Point No Point, WA, features a juvenile PARASITIC JAEGER. Although this gull-like species usually hangs out at sea, this individual kindly flies right past me and over land as it continues its … Continue reading

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No Freeze at Freezeout

This week’s photo, taken October 6, 2013 at Freezeout Lake near Choteau, Montana, features an AMERICAN AVOCET in winter plumage. It’s probably a male, since females have a more strongly upturned bill. We fly to Great Falls for our annual … Continue reading

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Chipping Away

This week’s photo, taken June 1, 2013 at the Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill) in Seattle, WA, features a CHIPPING SPARROW. On the first day of June of this year, I enjoy a very productive morning of birding at … Continue reading

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