Tag Archives: migration

White-collared Robin

This week’s photo, taken April 21, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a male AMERICAN ROBIN with some plumage variation. If a bird produces less melanin pigment than usual, the result can be a bird with a … Continue reading

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Common Migrant

This week’s photo, taken May 17, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a WARBLING VIREO. After spending the winter in Mexico or Central America, this lovely species migrates north each spring in big numbers. Many WARBLING VIREOS … Continue reading

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Sandy Bill

This week’s photo, taken April 29, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a DUNLIN, one of many shorebirds migrating north this time of year. This DUNLIN has dressed up for the long journey to its breeding grounds. … Continue reading

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Golden

This week’s photo, taken March 29, 2017 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features a male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, one of our handsome wintering ducks that will soon head north for summertime breeding. Bird cards, phone cases and prints: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com

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Surprise Sighting

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 … Continue reading

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Stand Still and They Will Come

This week’s photo, taken September 3, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features an AMERICAN PIPIT. While I was birding on the beach one day in early September, 4 small birds fell out of the sky and landed … Continue reading

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From Common to Rare

This week’s photo, taken December 4, 2015 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features a non-breeding adult HEERMANN’S GULL. Timing is everything. During the summer, HEERMANN’S GULLS are an abundant species on the rock jetty by the Edmonds Pier. One … Continue reading

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