Thursday, August 1, 2013

Washington/Oregon last part

Anacortes pelagic, whales guaranteed. The Minkeys gave an excellent show but we needed Orca. Good reason for a revisit anyway, and I just love those Rhinoceros Auklets

And some various pictures;

Harlequin and Glaucous-winged Gull @Port Angeles

Marbled Murrelet and the spectaculair Great Northern Diver also @Port Angeles (this bird deserves a better name than common loon:-)

Heermann's Gull

MacGillivraysWarbler (the only warbler I saw and it is a good one, but now I know why american birders visit Point Peelee and other strategic sites to see the warblers. Those birds are singing high up in HUGE trees in dampy rainy forests).

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

California Quail

Cedar Waxwing

Chipping Sparrow

Cliff and Violet-green Swallow

  Western Bluebird

Western Gull