Tag Archives: rare birds

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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Rare Bird on the Rocks

This week’s photo, taken December 28, 2015 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features a SURFBIRD, a shorebird usually found in Washington state along the rocky shores of the outer coast. However, for the past few weeks, Surfbirds have been … Continue reading

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It’s a Booby!

This week’s photo, which I took 4 1/2 years ago on the island of Tobago in the Caribbean, features a BROWN BOOBY, a tropical species that made a surprise appearance in the Pacific Northwest 6 days ago. Last Friday, I’m … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

This week’s photo, taken July 29, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an immature FRANKLIN’S GULL, a rare find in Washington. It’s very cool when you spot an unusual bird, but it’s even more thrilling when that … Continue reading

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You Just Never Know

This week’s photo, taken June 17, 2015 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features the first HORNED PUFFIN ever reported from that area. During the past nine months, I’ve spent a lot of time bird-watching from the fishing pier in … Continue reading

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