Back to Birding

After not getting a chance to go birding last week, I jumped at the chance to go to Belfair when Leslie had to attend a shower in Portland today.

The walk began with some nice close-ups of Goldfinches, who seemed a little bolder than usual.

I wasn’t surprised when a national poll listed Seattle as the smartest city in America. After all, I was raised there. But I was a little surprised to discover it also applies to the local wildlife, who appeared to want to make sure walkers read the sign as hunting season nears.

My best shot of the day, though, was this shot of an Osprey, a raptor I’ve long wanted to get some pictures of. This one actually circled three time to make sure I could get at least one clear shot, though all three turned out quite well.