Juvenile Bald Eagle at Port Orchard Marina

On our recent trip to the Port Orchard marina we were puzzled why there were so few birds around, particularly Goldeneye. Usually questions like that go unanswered, but Leslie spotted the reason with her binoculars.

I’ve never seen a juvenile Bald Eagle

sitting in the marina before, though I’ve seen them fly overhead.

I’ll have to admit that I would have been hesitant to walk by eagle, but it finally flew off as we approached, so close that it was impossible to keep it in frame.

The only other bird we saw in the marina was this Double-Crested Cormorant who was sunning itself as we approached.

It didn’t fly off, but paddled elegantly away from us.