This week’s photo, taken November 16, 2016 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features a RED PHALAROPE, a very rare visitor to the inland waters of Puget Sound. They are more likely to be found on open ocean in the winter, where they are still considered a rare sight.
If you wish to see a Red Phalarope with an entirely rufous-red body, you’ll have to travel to the Arctic in spring or summer. This one, although drabber in its non-breeding plumage, saved me the cost of travel expenses to the far north.
Bird cards and prints for the holidays: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com