From photographer Bill Ray, an assortment of birds spotted during a Saturday morning walk along the Edmonds Marsh.
“The golden-crowned sparrow was inside a tangled bush next to the walkway but willing to wait while I moved around to find a peek at him,” Ray said. “A handful of red-winged blackbirds were declaring territory to each other. The black-capped chickadees in small flocks are just plain cute.
“To see more of the birds, be still for 10 minutes plus,” Ray advises. “They go quiet as you walk up but will resume being active around you in a bit.”