More Shots from Ruston Way

The last half of our Dunes walk was as delightful as the first half.  I usually have to go to the coast to get shots of loons, but we spotted a pair far off shore.  

We didn’t see the pair on our way back, but we knew this was unmistakably a loon when it posed with its rear leg raised.  

The female Red-Breasted Merganser came in closer, too.

I was unable to identify this bird, but it didn’t look out of place on the edge of the Salish Sea.

We extended our walk a little by detouring through the Japanese Garden

where we were treated to this beautiful display of Fall color.