Squeaky-Scratchy

Found myself in Edmonds the other day and thought I’d go look for herons at a marsh near the beach. Found the Herons, they were all huddling against the cold wind, trying to stay warm. Kinda boring, actually. Walking along the path, I kept hearing the squeaky-scratchy song of a hummingbird. Eventually found this guy up in the top of a nearby tree.

I did later find out that of the four species of hummingbird in Washington, only one of them actually sings. Narrows it down some. The Anna’s Hummingbird is also the only one that winters in Washington. Apparently, they do migrate in the winter, heading for lower elevations, they just don’t go south like the others.

FujiFilm X-E2/XF 55-200 @ 200mm, 1/2900th at f / 4.8, ISO 200

2017_march

March 2017

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Shell Game

This month’s wallpaper is of the inside an abalone shell. This particular shell is about nine inches across, found in a box in the garage with a bunch of other shells my Mom gave my Daughter. Funny thing is, I’m pretty sure this is the same shell that was kicking around the house when I was a kid.

2015_march

March 2015

iPad

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