I am lucky to have a nice office to work on my photography that has a window that looks out onto the yard and right at the bird feeders. When I get some likely suspects, I grab my camera and a big lens and see what I get.
Both Jays and Chipmunks can be terrible beggars. These were at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The jays were particularly pushy and the chipmunk was nervous and content with natural food. There was a wedding and reception taking place in a relatively secluded picnic area and the jays were quite interested in the food table. They hadn’t been invited, but that didn’t seem to bother them much.
Port Townsend has an excellent walking/biking trail: The Larry Scott Trail. It runs from the marina downtown for 7.3 miles … they hope to connect it to the Olympic Discovery Trail, but are missing several miles of property rights. This section is near the marina and at low tide there are frequently herons that come to try and find a snack or two.
I was at Fort Worden State Park recently. There had been some snow the day before, but it was mostly gone (you can still see some left in the driftwood in the top image). I liked the water in the bottom photo and the splashes frozen in time.
Putting this blog together was the first time that I had these two images positioned like this. They are two separate image files, not just one cropped in two. But they were both taken at the same time from the same location.
Having them together creates more than the sum of the two separated.