An Osprey Dive

Lorenzo was invited by Everett Parks & Recreation to lead the Aquanauts Science Camp on a birding trip to Spencer Island (July 21, 2015). Bird sightings included Great Blue Herons, Cedar Waxwings, Killdeer, Caspian Terns, Marsh Wrens, Red-wing blackbirds, and Belted Kingfishers. The highlight was Osprey doing repeated dives for fish as shown in the photo sequence taken by Lorenzo. Notice in image #3 how the Osprey goes down with feet first before reaching the water.


Spencer Island
is a 400-acre island in the Snohomish River estuary.

Hawk Mountain

Juvenile Red-Tail Hawk

Hawk Mountain is an amazing place you may have read about. Definitely on my bucket list of birding places to visit.

I was watching this video — Birding Adventures TV Extreme Raptors — and thought it would be good to share it.

(There’s a bit much product placement in this video, but its well done).

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge

Post #3 for great places to go birding. American Avocets and Black-neck Stilts are just two of the amazing birds you can find in the Toppenish area. Check out my video and gallery of photos from Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge. I’ve included directions and tips for getting there.

Birding at Umtanum Creek

Go Birding at Umtanum Creek Recreation Area

Check out my second entry for great places to go birding—the Umtanum Creek Recreation Area. I’ve included some photos of the trail, birds I found there, and a short video. Click this link: Birding at Umtanum Creek

New Website feature: The “Go Birding” pages for Birding Hot Spots

I’ve decided to add a new feature to the main menu of this website called “Go Birding” that will feature my own favorite birding hot spots. There will be a submenu for each place with a description and some photos of the place, plus some of the birds I’ve seen there.

 

This will include great birding areas in the Pacific Northwest where I live as well as cool places further out. So be sure to check out these birding places. I’m starting off with Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge which is definitely one of the best spots. More info and photos are at this link: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge