Photos by Tag: beach

September 12th, 2020

Otter at the beach

A river otter paddles at a leisurely pace, moving parallel to the beach on its way to rocks beneath Deception Pass Bridge.

September 1st, 2020

An apple a day

I’ve been watching apples ripen on a shoreline tree, often wondering if and when other walkers will begin to pick them. This morning I got an education when I discovered these apples are on the crow’s menu. I saw at least a dozen crows in the tree and on the beach a few yards away, […]

August 15th, 2020

Boats & beaches

My morning started at West Beach on the Whidbey side of Deception Pass. I then headed to North Beach, and then crossed the bridge to Bowman Bay and Lighthouse Point on Fidalgo Island. I’m guessing sunshine and a desire to be temporarily free of COVID-19 “incarceration” prompted people to head for the outdoors with boats, […]

July 28th, 2020

Shoreside wetlands

Wetland area just across the road from the beach on South March’s Point Road.  

July 11th, 2020

Under the sea (at Rosario)

I encountered two groups of divers Saturday at Rosario Beach. I thought the first diver I spotted was a seal, and in fact he and two others were later joined by a curious seal. Pacific Northwest waters are renowned among divers. Lots of color, both plant life and underwater creatures.

July 4th, 2020

4th of July on the water

Many folks enjoying the wonderful weather of Independence Day 2020 opted to spend time on or near the water. These photos show activity on Bowman Bay, Rosario Bay and Heart Lake.

June 30th, 2020

Across the bay

Beach walkers at Bay View State Park on Padilla Bay, across the Fidalgo Bay shore on the mainland of Skagit County.

June 26th, 2020

Otters at the beach

I’m always excited to see a river otter. On this occasion, I came over a rise on a bluff trail to spot this family of otters on the beach below. They didn’t stay long, even though I was above them at a considerable distance. Into the water they went, swimming east toward Deception Pass.

June 25th, 2020

Fine feathered friends

I can’t imagine a better morning. My “breakfast time” adventure featured opportunities to photograph a number of beautiful Fidalgo Island birds, some of which offered songs. Also part of the morning but not photographed were herons and crows. Mostly little birds, the largest being the flicker.

June 3rd, 2020

Beach bunnies

Prominent during this morning’s “wildlife on parade” adventure at Ship Harbor were the bunnies. They included skittish bunnies on the edge of cover, some literally crossing paths with me, one taking a bath in the sand and one tiny bunny nibbling on tender grass from the edge of a beach log. Oh, and then there […]

June 1st, 2020

Morning scenes at Ship Harbor

Always a great idea to start the day in one of this community’s natural areas. Today, Ship Harbor, beach and wetlands. I was pleased to encounter a couple of new feathered friends.

May 15th, 2020

Beach, boat & bluff fishing

Fishermen are out. On a visit to Deception Pass Park I viewed folks fishing from North Beach, boat just offshore, and bluff from the base of Pass Island. Traveling in and out of the park I saw many folks fishing lakes including Cranberry, Heart, Campbell and Pass.

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