This osprey, or seahawk, caught my eye the other day. He was perched on a power pole not too far from the street. I watched him for a few minutes, changed positions just in time to see him fly away to one of two nearby towers. Both towers feature large osprey nests. I have been fortunate to see the birds hunting fish in Fidalgo Bay.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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