Mt Baker remained hidden behind clouds while we were there, but blue skies, warm weather and a nice breeze gave us a nice meander at Wiley Slough! There were not a lot of birds, but we had a highlight for the day watching an osprey eating a fish it had recently caught! We saw a few ducks, a grebe, several herons, a snipe, one yellowlegs, chickadees, robins, harriers, blackbirds and a kingfisher. There were blackberries that looked to be ripe, but were sour to taste! A few lingering flowers added color to the area. There was a field of thousands of pumpkins and squash in a field along the Wiley Road near the entrance to the Wildlife Refuge and the odor was not fragrant!
Puget Sound and Islands