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Monday, July 22, 2013

Vacation - part 5 - Fidalgo Bay Resort

We were so happy to have a shower, a bed and a kitchen - and a living room with table and chairs, after the primitive cabin at the state park - we unpacked everything and were then set to enjoy our two and  a half days in the cabin.  There is a large RV resort behind the cabins - it was very full and as we sat on the deck we got waves and hellos from many people taking walks, riding bikes, walking their dogs - a very peaceful place to vacation.


On the way into the cabin we saw this boat being moved from storage to the boat ramp - I had no idea they had boat moving machines.


We were right across the street from the bay - so when the tides went in and out we watched (and photographed) the herons feeding.


Landing


Another landing - they take a long time to settle those large wings


Can you do this with your neck?


Walking in the shallows - looking for a fish

So many herons.  I had my tripod set up on the deck


This heron picked up something from the bay - a clam or a mussel I suppose

Swallowing!




Taking off


And away he goes


One of the buildings at the Resort had bird feeders all along one side - and this mother bird was feeding her baby.  Baby seems to have gotten tired of waiting

Crow mama picked a mussel from the bay - dropped it on the pavement and fed the children

Cedar Waxwings in a tree top - baby asking for food - it seemed to be baby bird time

Canada Geese were feeding in the bay

And what would a post from me be, without a picture of Mt. Baker - this is the side we don't see from Bellingham, this is off the side deck of our cabin.

Sweet Peas grow wild along the road sides and any place they can find a little soil and water

A Yucca blooming just below our deck

And of course blackberry bushes everywhere.  The berries should be ripe sometime in August

And an eagle in a tree top


He was perched over the bay - look how his constant perching has bent that tree top over.  Often when I am looking for a Bald Eagle I will search for a flattened tree top or a bent over top.

Tomorrow - taking walks - and wait until you see what we discovered!!!





17 comments:

Karen Frost said...

Beautiful sights of the birds and flowers on your vacation, JoAnn! Seeing the herons with their wings outstretched is amazing and all the mother birds feeding their young are great photos. I love the little birdhouse with the baby that looks bigger than momma. Gorgeous shot of Mt. Baker, too! I love the tip about seeing the bent over trees and looking for eagles. Such a lovely place to take a vacation. Oh, and I did turn my neck that way when I was raising my 4! I know you must have, too! Eyes in the back of my head! xo

Dena said...

What a treat to see all of the baby birds being fed. Wonderful pictures of the eagle perched on the tree while searching for food.

Peg said...

What a lovely vacation spot! We'll be at Fidalgo Bay with Grizz's family in a couple of weeks, can't wait to see it all for ourselves!

Findlay Wilde said...

I really enjoyed all the birds you include in your post. thank you for sharing them. From Findlay

Gary said...

Great sightings there. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That eagle is magnificent!!
And yes, wondering if ANYONE could do this with their necks?!!!! Those herons are marvels, aren't they?

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful post... your images are superb.

mick said...

A great series of photos. It sounds like a fantastic place to relax and watch the birds.

Karen said...

You got some great shots!

Andrea said...

This is my first visit, JoAnn and I was surprised to find that you are from Bellingham. I have a dear friend who lives in Bellingham and I have visited your lovely town. My friend is also a quilter, so I would be surprised if you didn't know her. Your posts are beautiful and I honor your respect for all living things and green living. It is my pleasure to have found you.

Andrea @ From The Sol

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of birds and photos. My favorites are the Waxwings and the Eagle. I love the Mt Baker shot too. Have a happy week ahead!

greenthumb said...

What a amazing group of birds photos you have, and the flowers are very pretty.

Chel C said...

I love the herons and the eagle, you have captured them so well, especially the heron swallowing its morsel! Mt Baker looks so fresh and welcoming. Enjoy your week xx

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi JoAnn. We stayed at that RV park a few years ago. So pretty around there. I would love to go back. You are certainly seeing a beautiful piece of nature. The birds and photos are fabulous. Glad you are having a good time..Happy Wednesday..Judy

MitchyLR said...

What a great place for bird photography!! Love all the heron shots, really like the one with the full-wingspan as he glides away. Super shots of the Bald Eagle. That's one bird I've not yet photographed.

I'm visiting your page via 'NF Winged'.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos! I especially enjoyed seeing the eagle. What a magnificent bird!

Neil said...

Beautiful place to stay.