Eagles on the Skagit River
The Skagit river has been identified as one of the top 25 eagle viewing sites in the US and Canada by BirdersWorldMagazine. Just 90 minutes north of Seattle lie the towns of Rockport and Marblemont on the Skagit river with several viewing stations to enjoy one of natures spectacles. Always on the look out for eagle photo opportunities, Beth and I were able to take advantage of our Christmas holiday visit with the grandchildren in Seattle and take a drive to the Skagit. Peak times for viewing are early to mid January. While we were early in the cycle we did see about a dozen eagles perched in the trees and on the shore of the river enjoying a feast of pink and coho salmon. I had only 2 hours to photoshoot and unfortunately the light was poor due to a gray overcast sky, but I was able to get a few good photographs. The short visit whet my appetite for a more prolonged trip when we return to Seattle next year.
~ by richardseeley on January 7, 2010.
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