Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Nisqually Delta -- Beautiful!

We have ventured down to the Nisqually Delta a couple of times and love this place! It is bursting at the seams with birds & wildlife! Great place to bring the binoculars and camera of course. This past weekend we stopped by there for an hour on our way out of town -- the weather couldn't have been any more beautiful and we were able to see the sun set.

Fields and marshes were busy with the return of Canadian Geese. Not everyones favorite bird, but we love them all - crows included! To stop and just listen that evening was amazing - they echoed through the land with their squaking. When they took to flight in masses (which of course I missed each time on the camera) the sound of flapping wings was incredible. We also viewed many red wing blackbirds, hawks hunting dinner, herons and more. What a great way to spend an hour, an evening, a sunset and a memory with each other!

If you have never been -- I cannot recommend it enough. Trails range from a stint out & back to a five mile loop that heads out further into the tidal areas. Beautiful is the only way I can share it... but, you need to see it for yourself!
Here are some photos from that afternoon - some good, some okay :) We only walked out to the barns and spent our time there - but, it was a good time!

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