Monthly Archives: April 2015

Leaving Soon

This week’s photo, taken April 18, 2015 from the rock jetty in Westport, WA, features a COMMON LOON bobbing on the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It probably has spent the winter here along the Washington coast. Now that it’s … Continue reading

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Cancel My Flight

This week’s photo, taken April 18, 2015 at Westhaven State Park in Westport, WA, features a LAPLAND LONGSPUR, an adult male in breeding plumage. When I lived in San Diego, I saw a few Lapland Longspurs during the winter months, … Continue reading

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Formal Attire

This week’s photo, taken April 13, 2015 from Edmond’s Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an adult HORNED GREBE in breeding plumage. I’ve been birding regularly from the Edmond’s Pier for 6 months now (2 – 3 days a week), and … Continue reading

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Cranky

This week’s photo, taken April 2, 2015 at a private residence on Whidbey Island, WA, features a brilliantly handsome adult male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD. The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD breeds farther north than any other hummingbird. After wintering as far south as Mexico, … Continue reading

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7500

This week’s photo, taken March 28, 2015 in Skagit County, WA, features a fraction of the approximately 7500 SNOW GEESE that descended on a field. The numbers were so impressive that even non-birders stopped their cars and got out to … Continue reading

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