Port Orchard Birding

If yesterday’s sunshine was an unexpected treat, my trip to Port Orchard for lunch after my hike at Theler Wetlands was an even more unexpected treat. When I was there last Sunday there were very few birds and with all the people out on Veterans Day I didn’t really expect to see much. But since I was there for lunch I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to walk down and check out the dock.

I wasn’t disappointed. There were a lot more birds than I’d seen at Belfair, like this small Mew Gull which seemed to glow in the bright sunshine,

Mew Gull Overhead

the first female Red-Breasted Merganser I’ve seen this season,

female Red-Breasted Merganser

the first flock of Barrow’s Goldeneye’s whether it was taking off,

Pair of Goldeneyes Taking Off


Barrow's Goldeneye Landing

or just courting a mate.

Barrow's Goldeneye Courting

6 thoughts on “Port Orchard Birding”

  1. i have had the good fortune of watching several merganser families on the Yakima River. Appreciate your photos as always. kjm

  2. the landing is amazing loren!!!! i love the way the feathers are extnded out as if this is the showstopper move of the century! steven

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