Owens Beach

I’ve really been too busy to get out and do any serious photography, but when the sun broke through the heavy layer of clouds for awhile today, I took the opportunity to go down to Owens Beach in Point Defiance Park for an hour or so and look for birds I haven’t had a chance to see since last year.

My Belted Kingfisher was still hanging out at his usual hangout and was still as camera shy as ever, but I managed to get this shot looking out through the wire fence from inside the building, and it turned out much better than I ever expected:

Belted Kingfisher

The shot of the day, though, was this one of a Surf Scoter, a bird I’m much more apt to see at Titlow, about two or three hundred yards away. This one, however, came right up to the dock below me while I waited to try to capture a better picture of the Kingfisher:

male Surf Scoter

These pictures will have to hold me until I finish the presents for Colorado that need to be in the mail this week: