What a spectacular day spent in the sun!
Bernie and I went to Semiahmoo Spit today.
Its a great place to spend the day taking pictures of water fowl.
Because it is a spit you can follow the sun from one side to the other, getting the perfect light on your subjects.
The first bit of wildlife we came across was this very regal Bald Eagle.
She was sitting on this snag watching the world go by.
We were taking some pictures of her, and she took off,
Only to return shortly with a tuft of grass she had collected.
Does it look like a good place for a nest? She seemed to be really thinking about it.
In this photo she looks quite proud of her little tuft (which later was blown off the snag by the wind).
There is a nice pier next to the resort at the end of the spit.
It’s a favorite spot of Bernie’s to observe all kinds of different birds out in the water.
Last year they installed these viewing machines.
They are a great way to look across the water at the small town of White Fish, in Canada.
And another one looks toward Mt. Baker.
I took along a few of my needle felted acorns, and left them as little treasures.
I wrote up a little note to go with them.
“I am a good luck charm, hang me somewhere special to always remind you to follow your dreams!”
I hope they bring a little spot of joy to a couple peoples lives.
I have so much fun leaving them places!
On our way back to the car we came across a little flock of Black Turnstones.
What sweet little birds!
These guys were very calm and trusting.
I could even get close with my camera, and capture some photos.
The light and setting was just beautiful!
On the way home we stopped at Birch Bay to watch the sunset.
We had just enough clouds to create a beautiful contrast.
So lovely reflecting across the water and sand.