Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Birds'

Spring Backyard Bird

Pileated Woodpeckers We encourage the birds to visit our backyard. It helps that our backyard borders onto a wetland area. We have lots of large trees including several old snags (dead trees). These snags attract lots of different birds;...

Birdwatching in the Skagit Valley

Trumpter Swans Do you ever have one of those serendipitous days where you decide to visit an area but you don't have any specific plans and the day ends up magical? We had one of those days on Monday. We...

Spencer Island Birdwatch Walk

I've had a bit of cabin fever. The holidays are over. The weather has been dreary and stormy. I really have needed to get out of the house and go someplace different. Fortunately a friend called yesterday and asked...

Photohunt: Birds

Snow Geese on Fir Island in Skagit Valley This week's Photohunt theme is Bird(s). I knew right off what photos I would be using. Just north of Seattle is the fertile delta of the Skagit River. Every winter from...

Spring Menagerie

We had quite the menagerie in our garden yesterday. It started out when we saw a pair of mallard ducks walking down our street. We've seen this in the past and I think it was around this time in...

Backyard Birds

One of the nice things about being snowed in is the ability to slow down and savor what is in your backyard. We have been watching the comings and goings of the winter birds. We have a feeder and have...

Snow Geese in the Skagit

What a wonderful day! After a long stretch of cold dark damp gray days, we finally got a sunny break. G and I talked about getting out. We've had cabin fever stuck in the house. The forecast was for a...