Tag Archives: breeding plumage

Dressed Up

This week’s photo, taken March 4, 2017 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features a PELAGIC CORMORANT, the smallest cormorant along the Pacific Coast of North America. The PELAGIC CORMORANT dresses up nicely during the breeding season, displaying white … Continue reading

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Mouth on Fire

This week’s photo, taken June 26, 2015 from Edmond’s Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a PIGEON GUILLEMOT in breeding plumage. PIGEON GUILLEMOTS are seabirds with bright orange-red feet and mouth linings. Although those bold colors are instrumental during the breeding … Continue reading

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Leaving Soon

This week’s photo, taken April 18, 2015 from the rock jetty in Westport, WA, features a COMMON LOON bobbing on the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It probably has spent the winter here along the Washington coast. Now that it’s … Continue reading

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Cancel My Flight

This week’s photo, taken April 18, 2015 at Westhaven State Park in Westport, WA, features a LAPLAND LONGSPUR, an adult male in breeding plumage. When I lived in San Diego, I saw a few Lapland Longspurs during the winter months, … Continue reading

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Formal Attire

This week’s photo, taken April 13, 2015 from Edmond’s Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an adult HORNED GREBE in breeding plumage. I’ve been birding regularly from the Edmond’s Pier for 6 months now (2 – 3 days a week), and … Continue reading

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Dressed to Impress

This week’s photo, taken April 20, 2013 from the north beach of Discovery Park in Seattle, WA, features a HORNED GREBE in breeding plumage. This past winter, Horned Grebes frequently floated close to shore along the Puget Sound, but due … Continue reading

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