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Photos by Tag: Skagit

January 14th, 2021

Be prepared, Mr. Birdie

With strong winds the rule rather than the exception these days, I couldn’t help but wonder about the perch this bird had taken on a windmill in the “Skagit Flats” area just east of Fidalgo Island. Perhaps the windmill was in “locked” position…

January 10th, 2021

Prepared for takeoff

A hawk shows his colors in response to the approach of the photographer, raising wings in preparation for departure to a new perch.

January 3rd, 2021

Agricultural curves

Curling dike furrow in a field adjacent to Padilla Bay.

September 7th, 2020

Photogenic hawk

More often than not, my photo adventures include an element of walking, hiking and climbing. Not so with this experience! I pulled into the entrance of the Breazeale Interpretive Center in Bayview Sunday when this beautiful hawk landed on a light pole just ahead of me. He stayed a few minutes for “portraits” before taking […]

April 10th, 2020

Snow geese on the flats

I encountered this group of snow geese on a morning drive to the Skagit Flats. I took the photo from an open car window, and never did determine why they suddenly decided to relocate. Beautiful. Noisy.

December 18th, 2019

Prepare for takeoff

This eagle, perched in the branches of a tree near the North Fork of the Skagit River, decided two minutes of his time was all he had to offer this photographer. Up and away!

October 4th, 2011

Rising up

With foundation work complete, the skyline is changing at the Anacortes Water Treatment Plant on the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. See the city website for details on this project.

September 11th, 2011

Fishing the Skagit

Beautiful weather and the lure of salmon drew hundreds of fishermen to the Skagit River in recent days. This photograph was taken from Riverside Park in Mount Vernon. The pink salmon run is bringing an estimated six million salmon into the Puget Sound rivers, with about 1.2 million of those headed up the Skagit. Beaches […]

November 13th, 2010

Orthopedic center

Construction crews are now framing up the new Skagit Island Orthopedic Center at 28th Street and Commercial Avenue in Anacortes. Plans call for a May 2011 opening.

September 27th, 2010

Making way

If you blinked you might have missed this one. An old residence at the corner of 28th and Commercial Avenue was demolished to make way for an Anacortes office of Skagit Island Orthopedic Center.

November 14th, 2008

Creative contributors

Invited forward for recognition at a Skagit Land Trust “book party” Thursday night were (l. to r.) Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Dietrich, renowned author Tom Robbins and nature photographer Lee Mann. The three donated writing and photography skills in production of “Natural Skagit: A Journey from Mountains to Sea.” At the microphone is Renata Hoyle […]

November 13th, 2008

Natural Skagit

Skagit Land Trust will unveil a new book this evening in Mount Vernon, featuring 240 photographs and writing by authors including Bill Dietrich and Jan Hersey of Anacortes. I was privileged to have several photographs selected for the book, including this shot at Deception Pass. The book, titled “Natural Skagit: A Journey from Mountains to […]

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