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Port Orchard Marina

Although I still eat lunch in Port Orchard after birding Theler Wetlands because I love Chiles Rellenos, I haven’t birded there the last two months because birds are few and far between.

When I glanced out at the marina after lunch this time, I decided it might be worth walking out to the end of the marina. There still weren’t many birds, but there were some hopeful signs.

There were several Pelagic Cormorants

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out fishing.

There were even some Surf Scoters

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eating shellfish off the marina poles, but they moved way out as we came closer.

This Horned Grebe was much more

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accommodating, though, as it seemed totally indifferent to my existence.

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I’ll delete all these shots, but it was nice to see that the birds that overwinter on the Puget Sound are starting to return.