I woke Saturday to find it wet, dark, and cloudy. The plan was to go to Sequim and Dungeness NWR. I would not be deterred.
This is a pullout on the way:
First stop was John Wayne Marina near Sequim. I really liked this place! Sadly it was very foggy:
But the bird viewing was nice, I could walk Maggie and it was quiet and pleasant. And clean restrooms.
There was a mess of birds. Dark blobs on a dark beach.
But now I have learned those were Black-bellied Plovers! (at least I think they are)
This was a treat to see---Eurasian Collared-Doves. They are becoming more prevalent, but I rarely see them. It appeared there was a flock of 6 or so.
"Get off my lawn."
A sassy gull.
To skip ahead, I returned to the marina on the way home and found the clouds had lifted a bit.
A kingfisher was flying around, but I missed photographing him.
The clouds parted and a rainbow appeared.
A couple were watching the birds and told me there were Heermann's Gulls down there. I believe them. They had a scope. They too had seen the Doves.
Back to the journey....after my first stop at the John Wayne Marina, I continued to Sequim and to the Dungeness NWR. On the road into the refuge I stopped at a park. I think it is county run. I could walk Maggie here and get her tired out so she could stay in the car in the refuge.
The short trail goes along a bluff overlooking the ocean.
It was very scenic and the clouds were burning off! Sequim in known to be one of the driest places in the peninsula.
Too many photos, so next time I'll show you the Dungeness NWR!