Given what little I know about the migratory habits of various Northwest birds, I was surprised to find this little hummingbird making regular visits to our backyard feeder. Yesterday I was able to approach within about four feet of him for this “portrait.” Then I departed the scene so he could get back to his sweet nectar.
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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