Thursday, March 3, 2016

RIVER OTTER AND DUNLIN AT ALKI

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.













2 comments:

  1. Awesome!! I assume you are using a telephoto lens? How big? Love your photos!

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