Friday, 19 April 2013

Seattle waterfront, April 2013

With just a smidgen of evening light left, I managed to get down to the water’s edge at Seattle. Piers 62 and 63 are accessible as a large open boardwalk overlooking Puget Sound at Google Earth ref; 47°36'30.78"N 122°20'41.20"W.


A small flock of Common Goldeneye was close to the piers.  Are 3 enough to be a flock? The Sun came and went behind the clouds out to the west and a quick shower brought a late evening rainbow over the ferris wheel.


A couple of Pigeon Guillemots were seen a little way out, but they were slowly making their way towards the pier and ended up up passing beneath it allowing very close looks. 

There were Steller’s Sealions about 150 meters out and a Harbour Seal close in. A formation of Double-crested Cormorants flew over.

Birds seen; 6
Common Goldeneye 3, Double-crested Cormorant 10, Mew Gull 8, Glaucous-winged Gull 10, pigeon Guillemot 4, American Crow 4.