Union Bay Swans, Bufflehead and Hooded Merganser

Trumpeter Swans on Lake Washington
Trumpeter Swans on Lake Washington

This group of Trumpeter Swans were swimming offshore yesterday afternoon in Lake Washington at the Union Bay Natural Area (also called the Montlake Fill) in Seattle. This is a great birding location that is only about ten minutes away from downtown Seattle.

There were a wide variety of birds in evidence, including the group of Bufflehead and the Hooded Merganser shown in the photos below, as well as Red-winged Blackbirds, Hawks, a wide variety of ducks including American Wigeons and Mallards, many Robins and a flock of Cedar Waxwings.

Bufflehead over Lake Washington
Bufflehead Flying Over Lake Washington
Male Hooded Merganser at Union Bay Natural Area
Male Hooded Merganser
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