Tag Archives: Puget Sound

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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Baby Orca

This week’s photo, taken July 23, 2017 off San Juan Island, WA, features a young ORCA swimming close to its momma. Last Sunday, we embarked on a half-day whale-watching trip out of Edmonds, WA. We stepped on board the Chilkat … Continue reading

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Orange and Black Forever

This week’s photo, taken March 17, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a male BLACK SCOTER, the smallest of North America’s 3 species of scoters. Male BLACK SCOTERS are cool birds in my book because they sport … Continue reading

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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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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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A Natural Beauty

This week’s photo, taken November 8, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a male HARLEQUIN DUCK. I’m thankful for the beauty in the world. Bird cards and prints for sale: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com

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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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