Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hybrid

This week’s photo, taken by Laura on December 26, 2015 at the Woodland Zoo in Seattle, WA, features what sorta looks like a Snowy Owl. A few readers of my blog have asked me lately if any Snowy Owls have … Continue reading

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Butter Butt

This week’s photo, taken today, December 24, 2015, from our bedroom window, features a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in our backyard that’s flashing a bright yellow throat and a hint of yellow on its flanks. Yet, its namesake yellow rump patch (hence … Continue reading

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No Seal of Approval

This week’s photo, taken December 11, 2015 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features a BRANDT’S CORMORANT that just played a practical joke on a HARBOR SEAL. The HARBOR SEAL didn’t see it coming. A BRANDT’S CORMORANT snuck up behind … Continue reading

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From Common to Rare

This week’s photo, taken December 4, 2015 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features a non-breeding adult HEERMANN’S GULL. Timing is everything. During the summer, HEERMANN’S GULLS are an abundant species on the rock jetty by the Edmonds Pier. One … Continue reading

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Bill of Many Colors

This week’s photo, taken December 2, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an adult male SURF SCOTER. What bird has a a yellow, orange, red, black and white bill? That would be the adult male SURF SCOTER, … Continue reading

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