Carrie Blake Park, Sequim, Washington
December 16, 2011
Well, this is it – the last photo of 2011. It is fitting that the last 2011 photo should be this particular species. Since I live on the water in Washington, this is the bird I see most often. I love to watch them pick up clams and hover 20-30 feet over the rocky beach and drop the clam to break it open. This bird here at the park is looking for a handout.
Nikon D7000, Tamron 70-300 VC zoom at 300mm, ISO 1250, f/5.0, 1/400 sec