Birding the Olympic Peninsula
Joppa Flats Education
Center (Mass Audubon) ran a scouting trip
to the Olympic Peninsula from September 17-24, 2009. We birded
the Tumwater area for a day, then headed to Westport for coastal
birding. Next we then headed north along the Hood Canal and over
to Port Angeles.
We birded in the Olympic National Park, along the Strait of Juan
de Fuca, and then
back to Seattle along Puget Sound. We had a grand trip.
Here are some photos from
Black-throated Gray Warbler near Tumwater
Mt. Ranier as seen from Tumwater Hill
Wood Ducks in a pond south of Tumwater
That's one dark Song Sparrow!
Sunrise behind us as we head out with Westport Seabirds
Humpback whale sounding
Marbled Godwits at Tokeland
The Banana Slug should be the state invertebrate, at least!
Roosevelt Elk in the early morning
Nothing up here
Look out below!
Have you figured out that I like dippers?
Dipper nest under a bridge
Bald Eagles playing games along the Hood Canal
Gray Jay on Mount Walker
Juvenile Gray Jay
Black-tailed (Mule) Deer doe and fawn in Olympic National Park
Common Raven soaring in Olympic National Park
Northern Goshawk, probably looking for
Sooty Grouse in Olympic National Park
Red-breasted Sapsucker in Olympic National Park
Heermann's Gull along the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Looking for seabirds in the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Shovelers and Wigeon in the Strait
Black Turnstones at Port Townsend
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