Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Birds'

A day with the Snowy Owls - Damon Point

February 3, 2013 We always love a good treasure hunt be it searching for wildflowers or birdwatching. Last year was irruption year - a year where the food sources become low and the young snowy owls fly south in...

Snowy Owl Returns

We are home and trying to get back into our routine of walking. We stopped for about two weeks while G and I have had colds. We did the Marina walk today. G has been bringing along the binoculars...

Fall Vistors to the Backyard

Flicker The forecast has been for rain. Rain is always unusual in Seattle. Typically it is drizzle or showers. Rain in the forecast means it will be a constant heavy downpour. Sometimes the storm comes up from Hawaii and...

Birding at the Edmonds Marina

We have made walking part of our daily routine. G suggested it back in September because I was complaining how out of shape I felt. I have been walking off and on in the neighborhood but nothing consistent. G...

Exploring Bend Oregon

T-Shirts of their brews at Boneyard Brewery August 21, 2012 Tuesdays we decided to play tourist in Bend. We went to breakfast at the Victorian Cafe. Its web site touted it as the 'best breakfast in Bend' and it...

Dungeness NWR

Olympic Range from Dungeness Spit Spring is continuing to drag its feet even though we are already into April. Today is Easter and although it has been nice, today is overcast with a chance of some sun. That is...

Spring Birding in the backyard

I love the birds that visit our garden in the Spring. Today was one of those busy bird days. We had visits from everyone. The Robins have been coming through the yard in packs - cocking their head from...

Skagit Birding

Skagit Valley barn near Big Ditch It was time for our annual trip up to the Skagit Valley for a little bit of birding. This year I used the Snow Goose Festival website for some ideas on where to...

Photohunt: Cage

Pileated Woodpecker snacking on a caged suet cake This week's Photohunt theme is Cage(d). Photohunt is brought to you by TnChick - home of the original photohunt. This was actually not too hard since I just took a picture...

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...