Category Archives: Washington

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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Caspian Terns & Red-Winged Blackbirds@Nisqually NWR

On Tuesday, May 22, we visited the Nisqually NWR near Olympia, WA.  We arrived around 2:00 P.M., and it was sunny and warm.  It was a beautiful day, but the reserve was very quiet until we reached the observation tower … Continue reading

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Sooty Grouse & Northern Flicker on Icicle Ridge Trail

We went camping/hiking at Leavenworth, Washington Area on May 1-3.  On May 2,  we hiked the Icicle Ridge trail.  It was a steep trail, but I enjoyed the view and the crisp air.   Midway into the hike, we heard deep sounds … Continue reading

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Dinner time at Fay Bainbridge Park

Fay Bainbridge park is my favorite park, and I go there at least 2 or 3 times a week to walk on the beach.   However, it is a small park, and you will not be able to get much exercise … Continue reading

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Bufflehead & Killdeer @Fay

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The Sun was shining when we returned, so we headed to our favorite park. We found a group of Bufflehead swimming.  Two breeding males and three females were chilling together. Several Killdeers were on the beach.  We heard them, but … Continue reading

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