A Pleasant Sunday

The weather here has been, at best, “unpredictable” so Leslie and I took advantage of a brief break in the clouds to go Belfair Sunday. The sunshine didn’t even last until we got there, but at least it didn’t rain on us.

Ever since I read Pyle’s Sky Time in Gray’s River I’ve been looking for the first skunk cabbage, and Sunday I found it emerging in several different places. Few were open yet, but this one seemed a few days ahead:

Skunk Cabbage

Apparently even native plants think it must be Spring.

The Red-Winged Blackbirds were aggressively defending their territory:

male Red-Winged Blackbird

I saw my first Killdeer of the season:

Killdeer

Birding wasn’t especially good, though, except for the Bald Eagles that seemed everywhere, including Port Orchard where this pair seemed to be discussing something important after an acrobatic flying exhibition.

Eagles on Bouy

We had lunch out at Amy’s on the Bay, and capped off the day by having Dawn and family over for dinner. All in all, a most enjoyable day.

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