Return to Lopez Island with me - off the coast of NW Washington State, to our anniversary and birthday celebration get-away.
There were plenty of birds on the island - let's visit some.
Hairy Woodpecker - busy at an apple tree
Another bird with red on its head. The Vulture has no feathers on its head so as to not get messy while scavenging, it does has beautiful feathers.
With all the pictures I have taken of Bald Eagles I have never seen one drying its wings before This was an early foggy morning.
The Bald Eagle would perch across the small inlet in front of our cabin every morning.
Great Blue Herons were plentiful - and beautiful.
Every evening a Mourning Dove would fly up into the tree in front of our cottage and call to other doves in the area. He had a deep raspy voice. The evening sunlight was a terrific highlight.
The Hair Woodpecker flew off to another apple tree to search for lunch.
The channel behind the cottage was a great spot for shore birds. We watched this Killdeer skitter around the beach and in the shallow edges of the water.