Barrow's Goldeneye foraging for mussels at Swantown Marina - February 19, 2018

The Barrow's Goldeneye is a common visitor to South Puget Sound. They love our abundant shellfish and other creatures, such as small crab. The male is very distinctive, with its black and white patterning and half-moon of white on the lower part of its face. In the bright winter sunlight, the head can shine deep blue or purple. 

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