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 the vicinity of Blaine, Washington. By the way, if you were to travel farther north than Blaine, you would need a passport. From Blaine Marine Park, you can easily see the line of cars waiting to cross the border into Canada.
The day we traveled north to Blaine, some of the Long-tailed Ducks were close enough that we could hear their yodel-like calls. For many of us, hearing this elusive duck for the first time was even more exciting than viewing this flashy and distinctive creature with our eyes.
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