I spent several recent afternoons (the few afternoons when it wasn’t raining) on the waterfront in Edmonds photographing birds. Every year I am amazed by the variety of interesting birds that visit Edmonds during the winter. Here are a few of the highlights. Click on the photos to see a larger image.
The birds in the photo above are Sufbirds–an uncommon visitors to Edmonds. They have been visible on the marina breakwater from the fishing pier for the last month or so.
A large flock of Dunlin were resting on the rocks at the end of the breakwater. It is amazing to watch these birds fly in a large coordinated flock as the swoop and dart over the water.
There are a variety of ducks that spend the winter in the waters around the beach and fishing pier. These include Common Goldeneyes, Red-breasted Mergansers and Buffleheads.
Great Blue Herons can be seen all year round on the Edmonds waterfront, not just during the winter. This shot was taken a little after sunrise from the fishing pier.