Tag Archives: outdoors

Earning Its Stripes

This week’s photo, taken November 27, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a first winter WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. Perhaps by spring, its reddish-brown and gray head stripes will be replaced by black and white streaks, a sign of … Continue reading

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Chin Strap

This week’s photo, taken December 16, 2017 from the Edmond’s pier in Edmonds, WA, features a PACIFIC LOON proudly displaying its chin strap. It’s that time of year to remind you that my bird photos make lovely holiday cards or … Continue reading

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Blink Less

This week’s photo, taken November 17, 2017 from our bedroom window here in Seattle, WA, features a rare bird for our yard, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. The last and only other time we’ve spotted one in our yard was 4 years … Continue reading

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Flies Backwards

This week’s photo, taken October 8, 2017 on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, features an immature MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD stretching its wings. From the title of this post, you might think I’m talking about a hummingbird, which can indeed fly backwards. … Continue reading

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Blue Feet

This week’s photo, taken October 8, 2017 on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, features a BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY and its chick, which hopes to grow up some day to also have blue feet. Bird cards, phone cases and prints: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com

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Patience

This week’s photo, taken October 5, 2017 at the Puerto Ayora fish market on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador, features 4 BROWN PELICANS patiently waiting for some scraps of fish to be tossed their way. They didn’t have … Continue reading

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Chestnut Crown

This week’s photo, taken October 8, 2017 on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador, features a MANGROVE YELLOW WARBLER, a common bird in the Galapagos that is a subspecies of Yellow Warbler, a common warbler of the United States … Continue reading

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