A walk in the park

A Walk in the Park

The late afternoon shadows of the trees created an interesting repeating pattern … in the distance a father and son, out for a late winter (early spring) walk. This is at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 72mm
  • ISO 400 1/100 sec f/5

The Lighthouse at Point Wilson

The Lighthouse at Point Wilson

The lighthouse at Point Wilson at Fort Worden State Park has been an important landmark for well over a century, marking the entrance to Puget Sound from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Those are the North Central Cascades in the background.

Here’s a close up of the light, showing the weathering from exposure to the salt air and near constant wind.

Hunting Eagle

Hunting Eagle

I was out for a walk at the beach recently, enjoying the springlike weather. There were a couple of eagles hovering around the top of the bluff, near where they have nested. This one thought there was something for lunch on the shore. Turned out to be a false alarm.

As it left, a gull started following, just in case there was something dropped.

Gull looking for handouts.
  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
  • ISO 400 1/1000 sec f/16

Woodpecker

The woodpeckers are regular visitors to my suet cake. They are a lot more polite than the flickers, who attack the suet with vigor and spread pieces all over the ground below. That does provide some additional opportunities to the ground feeders that don’t do so well at clinging to the feeder.

Nikon D850 with Nikkor 300mm lens

ISO 1000 1/80th sec f/4.5

Is there room for one more?

Is there room for one more?

Not sure what these little guys are, but they certainly liked finding the suet cake in the feeder. The group of them all show up and by sheer number intimidate the regulars. I was using the motor drive and happened to catch one on approach.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400
  • ISO 800 1/400 sec f/9.0

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