A sunny, warmish St. Pat's day in the Skagit Delta......Swans were scattered and likely the last to migrate north. Thousands of Snow Geese remain for a few more days or weeks. One Bittern crossed the road in front of our lunch spot but only allowed a few camera shots once back in the new ground cover. A few raptors, herons, and LBJ's. Visibility unlimited.....as the images attest.
Another river otter made an appearance at Alki....with a tasty sculpin in its jaws. Likely the fish was a Red Irish Lord. This otter has a pink area on its right hind foot. This could be a growth or injury of something completely different. Otto, (February 2015) had a pink growth on his left hind foot. It was not possible to see this otter's left hind foot so it might be Otto with more pink....or maybe a different otter...no way to tell yet.
While the Surfbirds and Black Turnstones are still around at Alki they were joined by a flock of Dunlin today....first time this year I've seen that mixed flock.
The Gang of Harbor Seals was down to 5 off Seacrest today....but there may be more around.