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A Rare Bird Sighting: Barrow’s Goldeneye

Yesterday afternoon, with just an hour or two of daylight left, I headed to the Montlake Fill to look for the Barrow’s Goldeneye that Fill-expert Connie Sidles had reported. According to her, this bird has been sighted at the Fill only five times in 117 years (it generally winters along rocky coasts). I asked the […]

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Lunch-Box Birds

I want to call them “lunch-box” birds: those birds I see from my car while parked on some shrubby parking strip eating my lunch. Yesterday I saw several at Marymoor Park, where I drove to sit and enjoy a take-out pint of curry soup. Entering the dirt parking lot, I noticed a small flock of […]

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