Category Archives: ornithology

~ Birds Eye View ~ Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient ~

Black-headed Grosbeaks are extremely wary birds — quick to exit stage left the minute they see you and long before you can get your camera up and ready.   Today, for the first time ever, two visited the feeder on … Continue reading

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~ Stillness Verses Action ~ WPC: Focus ~

One morning while Jello and I explored the beach, I noticed three Turkey Vultures Cathartes aura gleaning the carcass of a pelican.  As I approached, the buzzards were loath to leave their prize.  My goal was to get close enough to … Continue reading

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~ Fleeting Moments ~ WPC: Evanescence + Bird Haiku ~

Yesterday, as I walked the trail through the marshy dunes from the beach to our condominium (Long Beach, WA), I spotted birds I’d never seen before. Fortunately, I had my Panasonic with telephoto so I was able to get good enough … Continue reading

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~ Shorebirds ~ Bird Haiku + WPC: Wanderlust 2 ~

In my last post I mentioned my goal to identify the various shorebirds I was able to photograph. This one was all alone, foraging the shallows along a fresh-water marsh at Long Beach, WA. alert black eyes watch solitary stilt walker edges … Continue reading

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~ Bird Haiku + WPC: Wanderlust ~

This past week at Long Beach, WA, breeding and migrating birds were the main attraction for me. Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows swooped through the air, cleaning out marsh bugs and flirting with potential mates. barn swallows on rail a … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Mid-Spring at The Breakers + WPC: Earth ~

After three weeks away, much is changing in the marshland between our condominium and the beach. Though rains continue to sweep through the region, the spread of the water is decreasing. The Mallard couple we watched before, now have a brood … Continue reading

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