Monthly Archives: January 2015

Most Joyful Bird

This week’s photo, taken January 28, 2015 near Stanwood, WA, features a SHORT-EARED OWL checking me out as it flies by, as if to say: “What’s Up?” The SHORT-EARED OWL, often active during daylight hours, gets my vote as the … Continue reading

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The Yodeling Duck

This week’s photo, taken January 10, 2015 from Semiahmoo Spit near Blaine, WA, features an adult male LONG-TAILED DUCK in winter plumage. One of the best places in our state to get fairly close looks at LONG-TAILED DUCKS is in … Continue reading

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The Catch of the Day

This week’s photo, taken January 12, 2015 at the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a BELTED KINGFISHER contemplating what to do after capturing an enormous fish. Fortunately, a couple of forks are included with the meal, and those utensils … Continue reading

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Camouflage

This week’s photo, taken December 25, 2014 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, features an AMERICAN BITTERN. The AMERICAN BITTERN likes to blend in with its surroundings (often a forest of reeds bordering a marsh). To help … Continue reading

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The Sunshine State

This week’s photo, taken December 25, 2014 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, features the wonderfully bizarre ANHINGA. Within the United States, this cormorant-like, snake-like, dinosaur-like creature is normally found only in the Southeast. We just spent … Continue reading

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