A barred owl stands guard atop a Blaine welcome sign in the Semiahmoo area. Bellingham resident Douglas Brown spotted the bird while on his way to do some birdwatching on October 13. Photo by Douglas Brown.
A giant Pacific octopus swims near the eastern shore of Drayton Harbor on the morning on October 16. Blaine resident Connie Webster estimated the octopus to be about 6 feet long. Photo by Connie Webster.