Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Winter Birds in the Skagit

The Skagit Valley just north of Seattle is home to thousands of birds in the winter. Now birds aren't exactly my thing, but it was quite impressive to see fields full of swans, skies full of snow geese and trees full of eagles. It's also always fun to get out and shoot and having amazing weather certainly helped. We cruised the farm roads at dawn, following the noisy quacks emerging from the fog. The fog was thick, but it rolled up and out as the sun came into the valley. Here are my favorite shots:

 Ed with the 600mm lens

 Swans in the fog

 A young blue heron

 A swan shot with the 600mm

 This farm had a sign reading, 'hunting allowed'

 A juvenile bald eagle

A drive through the mossy forest