|A view towards Olympic National Park|
|The harbor view facing Port Angeles where I searched for the Murre|
I was rewarded with - far off, but distinguishable - view of the Thick-billed Murre.
Woe, is me, the photo to the right is not mine and more's the pity. The bird was so far across the harbor I could ID with my spotting scope, but my iPhone's camera seemed to be dead set against digiscoping the bird properly. How I hate missing a chance to photograph my first viewing of one of my lifer species.
Other birds in the area was a HUMONGOUS flock of Long-tailed ducks. I only have ever seen them in California where occasionally one of the ducks winds up. Having never seen more than one Long-tail at a time, seeing a long floatilla of 30-something ducks, even at long distance range was marvelous.
|Again, not my photo, as when I visited, ducks were too far off for photos|
|There were Harlequin Ducks a plenty - like this drake and hen|
|They don't make any sea ducks more striking than Harlequins|