Monthly Archives: October 2015

Out of the Fog

This week’s photo, taken October 26, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a SHORT-EARED OWL coming out of the fog. I’ve heard stories of people on pelagic bird trips spotting Short-eared Owls flying over the ocean with … Continue reading

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How to Identify Gulls

This week’s photo, taken June 26, 2015 from the Edmond’s Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an adult RING-BILLED GULL in breeding plumage. Gee, it can’t be that difficult to identify gulls, can it? After all, the gull in the photo … Continue reading

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Above Average IQ

This week’s photo, taken October 11, 2015 on private property on Whidbey Island, WA, features a male RING-NECKED PHEASANT with an above average IQ. It’s hunting season up here in the northwest, and while we were staying with friends on … Continue reading

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Just Passing Through

This week’s photo, taken August 24, 2015 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features a juvenile COOPER’S HAWK. I enjoy standing on the Edmonds pier looking for seabirds because I believe that just about anything can show up, including non-seabirds. … Continue reading

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Strength in Numbers

This week’s photo, taken September 5, 2015 in the marina at Westport, WA, features a couple dozen of the hundreds of MARBLED GODWITS that were packed tightly together on shore when our boat returned to the harbor at the end … Continue reading

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