Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Barrow's are back...

 The ducks are finally back down from Canada on their way down to Mexico for the Winter. One of my favorite species is the Barrows Goldeneye. Here are a couple pictures from today!

Friday, November 26, 2010


The Spotted Towhee's have been very busy in our backyard around our bird feeder since the recent snow.  Here are a few shots from my office window....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Loopy Robins

 I came across a bunch of Robins the other day getting a little tipsy on some local red berries. The one above would of been legally drunk for sure....

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Birds

Snow Crow
 Snow Seagull
 Snow Junco

Snow Junco
 Snow Bufflehead
 Snow Junco with snow flake eye 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chum Run!

Snout out
Late Fall in the Gig Harbor area means one thing…..Annual Chum Salmon runs. These pictures were taken yesterday in the Rosedale area. The tide was high enough that the Salmon could go straight into the Culvert pipe that ends up running underneath a road and into a stream.
Up the pipe

View from below

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Great Northern Loon

I enjoyed watching a Northern\Common Loon today in our back yard. Here is a little info from Wikipedia...The Great Northern Loon, Great Northern Diver, or Common Loon is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. The species is known as a Common Loon in North America and the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia.

Here is the Loon with a crab for lunch...
Down the hatch!