Port Orchard & the Tall Ships

My granddaughter and I took a drive up to Port Orchard on Thursday to see the Tall Ships, the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. We started with a look from the observation deck at the Port Orchard Marina. And then moved down to see ... Read More »

Swofford Pond in August

Swofford Pond (located outside of Mossyrock) is as warm as bathwater in August and as full of green growth and gunk as bathwater as the Bigfoot bathwater after it has sat stagnant for a few months, BUT it’s still a beautiful place and one of ... Read More »

What Woodpecker? (UPDATED)

I apologize for the quality of the photos, but such is the quality of the day today — gray and badly focused. My first thought was that this is a Hairy Woodpecker, but then looking at my guides, I see the Hairy has red at ... Read More »

Spotted Sandpiper? (UPDATED)

On the way back in to the boat launch at Lake Scanewa (after watching the Purple Martins for an hour or so), I spotted these birds at the shoreline and shallows. On my last trip I didn’t get a close look or have my big ... Read More »

Purple Martins CONFIRMED

This following series of photos were taken yesterday at Lake Scanewa near the mouth of the Cispus River (map to follow the series). These are a few of the hundreds of photos I took of the birds, this series shows 1.5 minutes of interaction between ... Read More »