Monthly Archives: April 2016

Spy-hopping

This week’s photo, taken April 18, 2016 from the 76-passenger vessel Wilderness Discoverer off the coast of San Juan Island, WA, features a spy-hopping ORCA, with a member of its pod close behind. While passengers and crew were watching this … Continue reading

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West or East

This week’s photo, taken April 8, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a male NORTHERN FLICKER. The Red-shafted form of the NORTHERN FLICKER, generally found in western North America, displays reddish-orange under the wings and tail, while … Continue reading

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Singing a Different Tune

This week’s photo, taken April 1, 2016 (no foolin’!) at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW caught in the act of singing. Most WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS in the Pacific Northwest sing a slight variation of the song … Continue reading

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