Mostly a bird of wild northwestern landscapes, Barrow’s Goldeneyes are striking ducks. Males are crisp black-and-white, with a purplish head, a long white crescent on the face, and a row of white “windows” along the shoulder. Females are a cool gray with rich brown heads and usually a mostly orange-yellow bill.
A single Cormorant looking for a meal.
Two yound 'Greater Yellowlegs' wander the Skagit Wildlife Area.
Two Double-Crested Comorants glide in Silver Lake, Everett, WA
Two American Coots swimming together
A backyard Junco watching its surroundings
A silent Blue Heron fishes along the Samamish River
Two Blue Heron's at the Edmonds Marsh wetlands, in Edmonds, WA
A American Bald Eagle rests for a moment on a neighbors roof. Note bloodon head is from fresh kill consumption...
A Osprey flying along the waterfront
A goldfinch (male) rests but is aware
A Great Blue Heron watches the photographers at the Skagit Wildlife Area.
Great Blue Heron at Skagit Wildlife Area
A green heron loks about on a small suburban pond
A hungery Junco foraging
Juvenile Cooper's Hawk searches for a meal
The northern flicker or common flicker is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family.
Northern Shoveler greets two American Coots
A pair of 'Greater Yellowlegs' wander the Skagit Wildlife Area.
A Red-Wing Blackbird gazes down at something of interest.
A Red-Wing Blackbird piers out along the trail at Silver Lake, Everett, WA
A Sharp Shinned Hawk gazes out on a deadhead tree at the NWSC wetlands trail
A Song Sparrow sings to greet the morning.
The spotted towhee is a large New World sparrow.
A 'Virginia Rail', its a summer resident here in the Pacific Northwest. Can weave through dense vegetation in search of smal insects, frogs and some plants material.
Male Western Tangers on Cedar Tree
A Junco feeds its offspring that made a nest in a Fuchsia plant.
A Wilson Warbler peeks out of the foliage