Posts Tagged ‘bird’

Northern Harrier Hunting Over Skagit Valley Farmland

Northern harrier (Circus hudsonius) in flight hunting over Skagit Valley farmland during sunrise

Great Blue Heron – Fir Island

Great blue heron standing at edge of muddy irrigation channel, Fir Island, Skagit County, Washington

A great blue heronĀ (Ardea herodias) watches for fish or frogs in a muddy irrigation canal in a field on Fir Island.

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) eating winter seeds while perched on branch

Frosty Morning in Snohomish River Estuary

Sun rises Union Slew and Spencer Island, Spencer Island, Snohomish Country Parks & Recreation, Everett, Washington

It was a frosty early morning of bird watching on Spencer Island in the Snohomish River Estuary. An extremely high tide (12.0 feet) flooded through breaches in the dikes and into the estuary, providing great fishing habitat for great blue heron and bald eagles. The sun rose in a spectacle of color and began melting […]