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  1. #241
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    I went up to Pt. Edwards to check on the eagles. I found one of them in the sentry tree, but another bird of even greater interest flew into the photo. Can you spot the two birds?
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    Zooming in with some help.
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    The peregrine falcon took off and headed north.
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    It looks like a juvie tundra variant.
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 10-12-2017 at 10:52 AM.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    That juvie coopers is getting to be a regular! Nice work, Bill!

    Terry

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    Thursday afternoon (10-12-17) I drove up to Pt. Edwards to look for the eagle and noticed some crows diving at something perched on a treetop. I got out of the pickup for a better view and saw that the evil minions of the Dark Lord were harassing a fellow corvid, one of the Woodway ravens.

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    This photo show the distinctive tapered tail of the raven, a good spotting feature to distinguish it from crows when relative size is not apparent. Crows have a rounded tail.
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    I may have seen a pair of ravens at the marsh Tuesday, but my photos were to poor to ID the birds.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Speaking of the marsh, a spotted towhee spent a few minutes posing for me beside the boardwalk. This was relatively rare behavior for a towhee, as they like to spend most of their time hidden in the bushes.
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    Last stop was Sunset Ave., where a pair of kingfishers were chasing each other near the railroad tracks.
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    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Some backyard birds from Friday the 13th.

    I have heard house finch numbers are down in the area. Those that remain ones are all at my feeders.

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    A Bewick's wren, one of my favorite little brown birds.

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    There are at least three Steller's jays that raid this feeder. I saw a jay & squirrel mix (unshelled peanuts + large kernels of corn) at my local pet food store that I may try out this winter when my current bird seed stock runs low.

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    Black-capped chickadee.

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    Friday the Thirteenth may have spooked the herons at the marsh.

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    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    One had enough and took off toward the marina.

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    Things settled eventually back down.

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    I had not seen a coyote at the marsh since 2015. Monday evening (10/16/17) I saw one.....

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    Then I saw three.

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    A heron landed dangerously close to two of them.

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    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Great catch, Bill!
    ~ Rocky

    "Out where the rivers like to run, I stand alone, and take back something worth remembering..."
    ~ Three Dog Night

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    Backyard birds from a rainy Wednesday (10/18/17).

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    A spotted towhee did not mind the rain.
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    Two from Sunset Ave. I did not want to set up the 500L telephoto on the tripod due to the wind and rain, so I braced it with my arm while I sat in the pickup with the window rolled down. A dozen Harlequin ducks were gathered around the tethered log at the underwater dive park at Brackett's Landing. Some of the ducks were bathing in front of the log.
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    The ducks were joined by a rather late in the season Heermann's gull on the right end of the log.
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    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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