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Heermann’s Gull & Glaucous-winged Gull @ Ocean Shores, WA, August 3rd, 2017

We went to Ocean Shores when the smoke from the wild fires in British Columbia rolled into Washington State.  The smoke was covering the sky at Ocean Shores as well, but the air quality seemed a lot better than where … Continue reading

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Naches Peak Loop, August 18, 2017

On the way to Idaho for the eclipse, we camped near Rainier National Park, and hiked the Naches Peak Loop trail.  It was a nice and easy hike with wild flowers and a magnificent view of Mt. Rainier.  We did … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers@Hurricane Ridge, July 31, 2017

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Rocky Mountain National Park

After the Pagosa Folk’ N Bluegrass Festival, we went home via Rocky Mountain National Park, Wind Cave national Park, Mt. Rushmore, and the Badlands. At Rocky Mountain National Park, we camped at Glacier Basin Campground. The following day, we hiked … Continue reading

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Yellow-headed Blackbird & Black-billed Magpie @ Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado, June 9th, 2017

After camping by the Rio Grande in Del Norte, we went to a larger town, Monte Vista to get groceries.  While looking at a map, we discovered there is a National Wildlife Refuge near the town, so we had to … Continue reading

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Road trip to Colorado, June 2017

We made our trip to the Pagosa Folk’ N Bluegrass festival in June this year.   Last year, we went there via Moab and Durango, but this time we decided to take HWY 70 all the way to Glenwood Springs, and … Continue reading

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Barred Owl

Today, we went for a walk in the woods right across from our house, and came across a Barred Owl.  I ran back to get my camera while Bob kept an eye on the bird.  We were able to see … Continue reading

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