Monthly Archives: January 2014

World’s Largest Falcon

This week’s photo, taken January 27, 2014 along a rural road south of the town of Snohomish, WA, features a GYRFALCON (pronounced JER-falcon). The world’s largest falcon breeds in the far northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere. During the winter, … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

This week’s photo, taken January 18, 2014 from our front yard in northeast Seattle, WA, features a juvenile SHARP-SHINNED HAWK.  Saturday afternoon, I’m in the back of the house when Laura yells to me from the front, “Get your camera!” … Continue reading

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Duck Soup

This week’s photo, taken exactly one year ago on January 16, 2013 at Meadowbrook Pond in northeast Seattle, WA, features a male GREEN-WINGED TEAL, one of many species of duck that winter in the Seattle area. When ducks fly south … Continue reading

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Blink and You Miss It

This week’s photo, taken January 5, 2014 on Spencer Island in Everett, WA, features a female BELTED KINGFISHER.  On Sunday, we drive 20 miles north of Seattle for our first visit to Spencer Island, an open area of marshes, ponds, … Continue reading

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Every Bird Counts

This week’s photo, taken December 28, 2013 at the Thornton Creek Beaver Pond in northeast Seattle, WA, features a female MALLARD. She appears quite calm, perhaps because she knows that no one is going to shoot her, other than with … Continue reading

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