This post contains some bird photos that I have taken over the first few weeks of November on the waterfront and at the marsh in Edmonds, Washington. This time of year is great for bird watching and bird photography in the Pacific Northwest as a wide variety of birds return to the area for the winter. The photo above of the Barrow’s Goldeneye and the three below of the Rhinoceros Auklet, Cormorant and Kingfisher were taken from the public fishing pier on the Edmonds waterfront.
The Great Blue Heron and Anna’s Hummingbird photos below were taken at the Edmonds marsh which is just a few blocks from the waterfront. This is an interesting habitat as fresh water streams mix with the salt water from the Puget Sound. At times there will be as many as twelve or more Herons resting in the marsh or looking for interesting things to eat if the tide is in, resulting in the water level being up in the marsh.