Monday, May 30, 2011

A Few Puget Sound Birds

Bald Eagles and Ospreys have made a dramatic comeback in the past few decades and are now common sights around Puget Sound.  A number of waterfowl species use Puget Sound as a wintering ground and as part of migration routes.  Gulls, Terns, Grebes may be local residents of migrants depending on species. 
Great Blue Herons work the shores in every part of the Sound.
If you want more detailed information on individual North American species; I suggest; The Birder's Handbook, Ehrlich, Dobkin and Wheye.  It's doubtful that any hardcore birder lacks this publication in their library....and it's cheap and amazingly my 20 year old paperback copy still has a functional binding.
Harlequin Ducks

Bald Eagle harrassed by Crow
Crow with Kelp Crab

Harlequin Ducks

Western Grebe

Bald Eagles

Double-crested Cormorants

Juvenile Bald Eagles

Caspian Terns
Bald Eagle Juv.

Red-breasted Merganser

Rhinoceros Auklet

Brant Geese

Gull with Sea Star

Osprey on nest

Red-necked Phalarope

Canada Geese

Common Murre

Trumpeter Swans

Osprey Juv.


Black Turnstone
Cormorant and Cascades

Gulls with Clam

Great Blue Heron with Penpoint Gunnel
Bald Eagle mated pair Mt. Baker

Great Blue Herons

Gull with Plainfin Midshipman

Great Blue Heron with Staghorn Sculpin

Snow Geese

Snow Geese

Bald Eagle attack on Swans

Brant Geese and Olympics

Bald Eagle Jetty Island

Osprey Jetty Island

Pigeon Guillemots

Osprey and Crow

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