Belfair in the Rain

As you’ve obviously noted if you’re a regular visitor, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to get out birding lately, either because the weather hasn’t cooperated or other responsibilities have gotten in the way. So, when it cleared here today, I decided to take a chance, even though the weather report called for rain. For a change, they were right and I spent much of my walk in the rain, though at least it was a warm rain.

Birding wasn’t particularly great either, mostly limited to crows who seemed too wet to notice anyone out walking


and a personal favorite, cedar waxwings

Three Cedar Waxwings

which might have been beautiful if I’d gotten the picture a half hour later when the sun broke through for ten or fifteen minutes. Again, I thought my camera, Aperture, and Photoshop did a great job of making a muddy picture look much better than it really was.

As so often happens on rainy days, though, I got the closest shot I’ve ever managed of this female Belted Kingfisher:

female Belted Kingfisher

Notice how the camera even captured the rain as it fell. Despite the rain, it seemed like a great day. I walked a little over three miles, got lunch out at a favorite Mexican restaurant and managed to get at least a few good shots.

3 thoughts on “Belfair in the Rain”

  1. That kingfisher and those waxwings – wonderful Loren =- but I love the crow most of all – it is one of my favourite birds and much maligned I fear.

  2. Probably my three favorite birds. They seem to be speaking about the summer cold and the rain. Especially like the crow photo. I’m not sure why, but seeing the crow makes me think of Tess walking those roads that were the backdrop of her life.

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