Author Archives: Joe Sweeney

About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.

National Bird of Peru

This week’s photo, taken September 29, 2017 near Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes, Peru, features a female ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK, the national bird of Peru. Considering there are over 1800 bird species in Peru, that’s quite a noteworthy distinction. My most … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

Let’s take one more look at the ultra-rare SWALLOW-TAILED GULL that showed up near Seattle, Washington 3 weeks ago, far from where it’s usually found in the Galapagos in Ecuador. This week’s photo, taken September 4, 2017 at Point Wells, … Continue reading

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Another Look

This week, let’s take another look at the SWALLOW-TAILED GULL that I, along with several dozen other birders, observed and photographed on September 4, 2017 at Point Wells near Edmonds, WA. The mega-rarity had originally been discovered by a local … Continue reading

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New Gull in Town

This week’s photo, taken September 4, 2017 from Point Wells near Edmonds, WA, features an adult SWALLOW-TAILED GULL in breeding plumage. It’s been an exciting week in our area because there’s a new gull in town. One week ago, one … Continue reading

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Green on Green

This week’s photo, taken August 4, 2017, features the green backside of a female ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD, along with a green background found in Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA. Bird cards, phone cases and prints: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com

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Dinosaur Bird

This week’s photo, taken August 9, 2017 at Richmond Beach in Shoreline, WA, features a GREAT BLUE HERON. Whenever I watch a Great Blue Heron in flight, I think back in time – way back in time. To my eyes, … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Rarity

This week’s photo, taken August 16, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a TUFTED PUFFIN. Puffins are not common in Washington state, and the best chance of seeing one is along the outer coast. So, finding one … Continue reading

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