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Just a few days into my Seattle relocation, the friends who generously housed us until we found a place of our own pointed to some ruckus in a tree. Since ruckus in a tree generally signals some sort of animal activity, I grabbed my camera and crept into the shade of a healthy Northwest canopy. Overhead I saw this … a family […]

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Tufted Puffin on Protection Island NWR Washington

First Ever Tufted Puffin

I’m taking a summer break, I’ll be back in the fall. Until then … I’ll be posting some of my favorite photos in this spot. Thanks, my friends, for sticking around and for giving this space a little heartbeat. Puffin-ness This photo isn’t notable for any reason other than it’s my first-ever image and sighting of a Tufted […]

Heermann's Gull at Redondo Beach

Divining Dinner

I spent an overcast afternoon in Redondo Beach, watching one of my favorite gulls — the Heermann’s Gull – forage in the ebbing tide. Heermann’s Gulls cluster in flocks at Redondo, with adults and juveniles pressed against lifeguard stands or nestled among the tire ridges left by Redondo Beach patrol vehicles.  On ashen days, their crimson beaks and eye rings pop […]

Forster's Tern Fledgling Getting Fed at Bolsa Chica

Mother + Child Reunion

Two youngsters, Forster’s Tern fledglings, waited on a muddy shore in southern California. They incubated here at Bolsa Chica wetlands, shielded by pickleweed and their mother’s brood patch. Then one day, they pulled apart their speckled shells with sleepy eyes and slicked back hair. And in this wetland, over brackish and noisy waterways off Pacific Coast […]

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Raging Sea of Cormorants

I saw this group of cormorants off the coast of Oregon, framed by the tumult of the Pacific. It struck me how nonchalant their poses were as they preened their plumage in the midst of raging sea. Where we might crumble under the power of these swells, the pelagic beings thrive here, in a sheen of feathered wet suits. We’re tiny […]

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Many Mouths to Feed ~ Part 2

Part 2 of Brandt’s Cormorant pics Part 1 — parents and chicks — is here. The parent/chick feeding behavior of Brandt’s Cormorants on the west coast. Photographed in Monterey, California ~ July 2014. The rookery is near a public pier but protected from people by a metal gate and fence. The cormorants seem well acclimated to wildlife watchers passing […]

Brandt's Cormorant with chick in Monterey California

Someone to Watch Over Me ~ Part 1

Part 1 of Brandt’s Cormorant pics Part 2 — feeding behavior — is here. The first image is of a Brandt’s Cormorant parent and chick, with the other parent looking on. Photographed in Monterey, California ~ July 2014. The rookery is near a public pier but protected from people by a metal gate and fence. The cormorants […]

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Plenty O’ Pelicans

12-frame panorama stitched in Photoshop. Near Pismo Beach, California … a Brown Pelican colony atop this Pacific rock … with some gulls and cormorants sharing the space. Photographed late in the afternoon under overcast skies. VIEW LARGER SIZE - Click here, then click again to expand

American Bushtit eating insect in Seattle

Bushtits Getting What They Want …

…. which is: BUGS. Individuals of our local Bushtit flock, foraging for insects in a fir tree Seattle, Washington • Just outside our flat Olympus E-M1 + Zuiko 50-200mm • 1/800 • f5 • ISO 800   Bushtit Stories: This piece about Bushtit flock fidelity starts with a anecdote about how a Bushtit flock waited for […]

Chickadee nesting in madrona tree seattle

Graffiti Nest

I’m taking a summer break from my writing here at the blog, to finish some creative projects. I’ll be back in the fall — maybe a bit sooner. Until then … I’ll be posting some of my favorite photos in this spot.  Check out the first photo(s) of the day: Dragonfly Cleared for Landing. Thanks, my friends, […]

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Dragonfly Cleared for Landing

I’m taking a summer break from my writing here at the blog, to finish some creative projects. I’ll be back in the fall — maybe a bit sooner. Until then … I’ll be posting some of my favorite photos and photo-tunes in this spot. (Ziggy Marley, today). Thanks, my friends, for sticking around and for […]

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