Tag Archives: Surf Scoter

Bill of Many Colors

This week’s photo, taken December 2, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an adult male SURF SCOTER. What bird has a a yellow, orange, red, black and white bill? That would be the adult male SURF SCOTER, … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up

This week’s photo, taken January 12, 2015 from the fishing pier in Edmonds, WA, features an adult male SURF SCOTER. During the winter months, there are lots of sea ducks that fly fast and low past the Edmonds pier. The … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up

This week’s photo, taken October 20, 2013 from the deck of a Washington State Ferry in Edmonds, WA, features an adult male SURF SCOTER, a duck with an unmistakeable bill. On Sunday morning, after Laura and I board the ferry … Continue reading

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Hard to Swallow

This week’s photo, taken February 10, 2013 in Seattle, WA, features a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL with a situation – a mouth full of starfish. To learn how this savory saga ends, read on. Late Sunday morning, Laura and I walk the … Continue reading

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Least of Our Concerns

This week’s photo, taken January 27, 2013 in Blaine, WA, features a LEAST SANDPIPER. As we discover, sometimes it’s difficult to find the world’s smallest shorebird, even when it’s right in front of you.  On Sunday, I drive 2 hours … Continue reading

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