Tag Archives: Washington

Calm Air

This week’s photo, taken December 12, 2017 at Richmond Beach in Shoreline, WA, features a male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on a windless day. Bird cards, phone cases and prints: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com Advertisements

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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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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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