Sometimes you just have to wait. Inbetween groups of photographers and birders there was a time when there were only a few people around and this owl decided to move up in the tree. It gave me a clear shot but only lasted a minute or two.
In the trees and bushes next to the owl there was a Bewick's Wren.
While standing around looking at the view of Mount Baker I said, "Now if some Snow Geese would fly by!", several minutes later some did. Wow, I'm gonna ask more often for what I want to see.
On Fir Island we found a berm we could climb upon and practice taking flight shots of Tundra Swans as they changed fields they were feeding in.
There were a lot of Red-tails out, I like this one because it looks like it has a full crop, that budge below it's head. A well fed hawk is a good thing.
There also seemed to be more Rough-legged Hawks then I've seen the past couple of years, we had flight opportunities several times.
Towards the end of the day we were south of Stanwood looking for Barred and Barn Owls, we couldn't locate them, but there was this nice looking tree and the moon was out, so... I never turn down a landscape opportunity.
Enjoy! Thanks Tim