Tag Archives: rare birds

The Eyes Have It

Let’s take one more look at the ultra-rare SWALLOW-TAILED GULL that showed up near Seattle, Washington 3 weeks ago, far from where it’s usually found in the Galapagos in Ecuador. This week’s photo, taken September 4, 2017 at Point Wells, … Continue reading

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Another Look

This week, let’s take another look at the SWALLOW-TAILED GULL that I, along with several dozen other birders, observed and photographed on September 4, 2017 at Point Wells near Edmonds, WA. The mega-rarity had originally been discovered by a local … Continue reading

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New Gull in Town

This week’s photo, taken September 4, 2017 from Point Wells near Edmonds, WA, features an adult SWALLOW-TAILED GULL in breeding plumage. It’s been an exciting week in our area because there’s a new gull in town. One week ago, one … Continue reading

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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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Forbidden Fruit

This week’s photo, taken February 13, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, an uncommon visitor to the west side of Washington state, and a rare species here during the winter months. I suspect that … Continue reading

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Year of the Bohemian

This week’s photo, taken January 20, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a BOHEMIAN WAXWING, a rare visitor to western Washington. The BOHEMIAN WAXWING, the slightly larger cousin of the more common Cedar Waxwing, hasn’t been seen … 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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