Protection Island—Smith & Minor—National Wildlife Refuges
July 19, 2019
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San Juans in view as we exit Deception Pass
Rhinoceros Auklets--Strait of Juan de Fuca
Approaching Protection Island from the north
North-most point of Protection Island
As expected, Pigeon Guillemots are plentiful
First look at a Tufted Puffin
Harlequin Ducks and seals off Kanem Point
A better look at a Puffin
Lots of Eagles, generational conflict
Seals in-all sizes and colors
If looks could kill....
Elephant seal
Bringing home the bacon
Tufted Puffin
Tufted Puffin
PGs sharing a bite
Gulls upset that only Puffins are featured on the Protection Island sign.
We saw 60-75 eagles on this trip
Rounding Violet Point, heading north
Good looks at Auklets here
Another Rhino
Common Murre
Where's this Cormorant going?
Smith Island
Bait ball
Smith Island from the southwest
Juvenile Eagle on the beach
Black & White: Cormorants & Gulls
A quiet place for Cormorants
One last Rhino
Deception Pass, Whidbey Island
The Sentinal
South Florida February 2019
Roseate Spoonbill siphoning up a meal
White Ibis
Purple Gallinule
Green Heron
Great Horned Owls
The Marshes--Ten Thousand Islands
Little Blue Heron in Mangroves
Roseate Spoonbill
Snail Kite
Mottled Duck
Wood Stork
Glossy Ibis
Red-shouldered Hawk
Spoonbill in flight
Reddish Egret
Gray-headed Swamphen
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
Literate Osprey
Great Blue Heron and chicks
Painted Bunting
Ancient mural in Lake Worth PO
Kauai'i November 2018. 
Captions, left to right:
Row 1: Japanese White Eye; pair of Mynas; Brown Booby soaring; Rainbow Eucalyptus grove
Row 2: White-rumped Shama; Green Pheasant; Great Frigatebird; White-tailed Tropicbirds navigating Waimea Canyon
Row 3: Red-crested Cardinal after bathing; Laysan Albatross nest site; Red-footed Booby; a pair of Nenes
Row 4: Common Moorhen (Hawaiian subspecies); Neutered sign--the wettest spot on Earth; Apapane, Kauai Akakiki
Row 5: Ellie-watching; Alley cat vs. Junglefowl
Whidbey Island, Ecuador, and New Jersey. Posted October 2018
Captions, left to right:
Row 1: Northern Pintail; Falconer presenting his Great Horned Owl, Solomena; Pileated Woodpecker on a regular visit to my yard;
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