Posted by: atowhee | April 7, 2023


I made it back to Seattle’s Seward park this afternoon–not sunshine exactly but rainlessness.
I crumbled some left-over Starbuck’s pastry (this IS Seattle, after all) on the ground, and here’s the crowd that gathered within seconds:

The brilliant natural tweed of the male Gadwall can only be apprehended by our mammalian eyes when up close and in good light–behold:

Click on any pic for full-screen view.
Drink of nectar anyone?

Seward Park, King, Washington, US
Apr 7, 2023
17 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  10
Gadwall  8
Mallard  20
Mallard (Domestic type)  1
Bufflehead  20
Common Goldeneye  5
Red-breasted Merganser  16
American Coot  26
Ring-billed Gull  2
Western Gull  X
California Gull  1
Glaucous-winged Gull  X
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)  2
Double-crested Cormorant  10
American Crow  30
Bushtit  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Spotted Towhee  3

Avian flu killing Cal condors–bird pandemic. Click here.


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