Tag Archives: bird identification

Patches of Yellow

This week’s photo, taken February 1, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS can be challenging birds to identify, since the amount of yellow can vary a great deal from bird to bird. … Continue reading

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Look for It

This week’s photo, taken November 4, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a BONAPARTE’S GULL, the smallest regularly appearing gull in the Puget Sound. It’s funny how we can struggle to separate a bird from similar looking … Continue reading

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My Final Answer

This week’s photo, taken March 7, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a female COMMON GOLDENEYE in flight. Common and Barrow’s Goldeneyes, in particular the females, are tough to tell apart, especially when the birds zoom by … Continue reading

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Finally

This week’s photo, taken November 26, 2014 from the fishing pier in Edmonds, WA, features an extremely cooperative BRANDT’S CORMORANT. Until recently, whenever a Brandt’s Cormorant would fly past me, I’d say to myself or to anyone nearby, “That was … Continue reading

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Peeps

This week’s photo, taken September 13, 2014 at Discovery Park in Seattle, WA, features a WESTERN SANDPIPER, in flight with its “peeps.” Sandpipers, especially the small ones, can be notoriously difficult to tell apart. Often, we are forced to view … Continue reading

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