Inspired by Simon Barnes’ How to Be a (BAD) Birdwatcher, the visit to my bird feeder by our local Red Shafted Flickers,
and, most importantly, by a brief break in the clouds, I headed to Pt Defiance beach to see what kinds of pictures I could capture before the clouds closed in again.
I find it reassuring that no matter which way the wind blows there will always be birds waiting for me at the beach:
The highlight of the shoot was finding my friend the Belted Kingfisher happily waiting for me on the pipe at the end of the Pt Defiance Boathouse:
Since this is exactly the same spot I captured a sequence of pictures last year, I half believe this is the same Kingfisher I played tag with for so long last year.
It’s amazing how a few minutes of sunshine can brighten up a day — not to mention a rather drab web page badly in need of some pictures.