This blue heron is balancing on one leg down on the Duwamish River. These pilings protect boaters from grounding as well as provide a perch for birds. This heron has a feather stuck in his plumage. Wonder how long before it got dislodged either by his taking flight or a good puff of wind.
The other post had a gawky immature double-crested cormorant keeping watch on the bay for a good fish. In this picture he is giving me the eye.
These two pilings are part of the four you can see in the picture below. This also gives you a good idea of how Seattle’s only river is surrounded by industry. The freeway 599 was so loud it deafened out any other sounds including approaching traffic on the perimeter road I was walking along. This is such a contrast to the groomed trails and park around the Green River further south.