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


out fishing.

There were even some Surf Scoters


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

This Horned Grebe was much more


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


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.

2 thoughts on “Port Orchard Marina”

  1. My wife and I are living in Honolulu most of the time now that we are retired from twenty years overseas, but we’ve spent the last two summers at our home in Port Orchard overlooking the mouth of Blackjack Creek. This summer we had a pair of great blue herons nesting in one of the trees above our driveway. I think they’re hoping to sit for a portrait next summer. They may have youngsters by then.

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