Edmonds Purple Martin

A Purple Martin on the waterfront in Edmonds, Washington.

Male Purple Martin

Birdwatchers and bird photographers, typically have a few birds on their “wanted list.” These are birds that, not because of lack of effort, they haven’t been able to spot, or get a good photograph of. For me, one of the birds on my list was the Purple Martin.

The glossy-blue male Purple Martin is amazing looking, and for several years I had seen them on the waterfront near my home in Edmonds, Washington. However, like most swallows, they don’t sit still for long, and getting a decent photograph had proven to be a challenge.

Finally, earlier this week I was in the right place at the right time, and two Purple Martins settled on a piling in front of me. I had my camera with me and the birds sat still long enough to snap these photos. Check the Purple Martin off of my “wanted list!”

A male and female Purple Martin on a piling on the waterfront in Edmonds, Washington.

Male and Female Purple Martin

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  1. By Posing Purple Martin on June 23, 2019 at 8:18 am

    […] A few days ago, this cooperative Martin, either a female or a juvenile male, sat still long enough for me to get a few photos. You can see some more photos of Purple Martins, including a striking looking male on my earlier post from May of 2017.http://mcmikephoto.com/2017/05/edmonds-purple-martin/ […]

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