Category Archives: ornithology

~ American Wigeon (?) ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge – Ridgefield, WA  USA

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~ A Week At Long Beach + WPC: Serene ~

Our morning didn’t start out serene — quite the opposite! Around 4:30 a wild call from outside aroused both Jello and me. “Loon?” — I wondered — “not at this time of day!”  Then the yips started — little barks … Continue reading

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~ Eagle Stroll ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Long Beach, WA  USA

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~ Glimmering Anna’s ~ WPC: Glow ~

What an inviting challenge this week!  Each synonym of glow conjures a different interpretation; shine, radiate, gleam, glimmer, flicker, flare; luminesce.   Anna’s Hummingbirds are year-round residents in my suburban sanctuary.  This one stayed still long enough for me to … Continue reading

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~ Sandhill Cranes ~ WPC: Pedestrian ~

My sister, Diana and I participated in a viewing of the reclusive Sandhill Cranes that took place in a blind established at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (RNWR) just 20 miles northwest of my home. We were part of a 30 … Continue reading

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~ Bird Tracks ~ Short-billed Dowitcher ~

For over two weeks I’ve studied the photos I took at Long Beach on August 30, 2017 and consulted my trusty bird-books to determine whether these are Short-billed or Long-billed Dowitchers. “A medium to large shorebird with a long bill, … Continue reading

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~ Song Sparrow ~

Who is this fledgling — (its tail barely a hint of what it will become) — pecking seed on my deck rail? Dark and light streaked breast white eye-brow round — squat — splay-footed — English Song Sparrow!  In spring … Continue reading

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