Saturday Morning at Theler

We’ve had one sunny day in two weeks, and most of the day it was so foggy that there was no chance of getting decent photographs of birds or flowers. By the time it did clear up, it was too late do bird anywhere but locally. Unfortunately, the outburst of people seem to have chased most of the birds away, as I didn’t end up with a single picture worth sharing.

Luckily, it still wasn’t raining when we got up Saturday morning, so we went to Belfair even though it was no longer sunny, and we spend most of the morning dodging showers. After two weeks of solid rain, though, pictures seemed less important than a long walk, but I still took my camera.

Despite the continual rain, it’s clear that it’s Spring here in the Pacific Northwest, proudly trumpeted by the sudden proliferation of Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage

and Trillium.


If those didn’t convince me, the large influx of song birds making territorial claims, like this Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee

or simply trying to attract the perfect mate like this White-Crowned Sparrow

White-Crowned Sparrow

certainly would have.

4 thoughts on “Saturday Morning at Theler”

  1. As I have not been able to get out much lately, I sure do appreciate seeing these photos, especially the Spotted Towhee. It’s really windy here tonight (Sunday).

  2. I thought I might see you at Theler on Friday. I got there around 8:00 and after about an hour in the fog I drove to the other end of the trail and walked in the reverse direction. It was just far enough from the water that I was in bright sunlight. I walked slowly enough that the fog kept lifting in front of me as I walked the trail. Saw a first of the year Osprey.

    1. It obviously cleared up there earlier than it did here in Tacoma, John.

      Leslie and I saw our first Osprey Saturday, but I didn’t see a single Tree Swallow like the one you posted on your site. That was a major disappointment to me.

Comments are closed.