This Common Murre (Uria aalge) was observed enjoying a sunny late November (22nd) day in the waters behind the extensive bull kelp beds of Freshwater Bay just west of the mouth of the newly transformed Elwha River mouth. It was a great day for seabirds with marbled murrelets, harlequin ducks, double crested cormorants, surf and white winged scoters, western grebes, and others all enjoying the calm rich waters inside the kelp. Photo by F. Teal Waterstrat. Full feaured image:

Another view of Freshwater Bay, from that same day:

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