Monthly Archives: December 2013

House Rules

This week’s photo, taken December 5, 2013 from our bedroom window in northeast Seattle, WA, features the only WHITE-THROATED SPARROW that I’ve ever seen in our yard. One day a few weeks ago, as I was walking by our kitchen’s … Continue reading

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Bus Stop Birding

This week’s photo, taken December 16, 2013 near the University of Washington campus in Seattle, WA, features a PALM WARBLER, an uncommon species in our area. On the morning of December 10th, a local birder is commuting by public bus … Continue reading

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Back to the Ranch

This week’s photo, taken December 12, 2013 at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, features a BARN OWL snoozing in a palm tree. It’s most likely Palmera, the celebrity owl that has been seen in broad daylight by many Ranch … Continue reading

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Rare Asian Visitor

This week’s photo, taken November 30, 2013 at Gog-Le-Hi-Te Wetlands in Tacoma, WA, features an adult SLATY-BACKED GULL, in winter plumage. On Saturday, I visit Gog-Le-Hi-Te Wetlands for the first time, and I am amazed at the sheer number of … Continue reading

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