A flock of 35 in winter plumage loafing on the river northwest of the Brewster bridge.
Two males flushed, then flying low over the river. Both in between breeding and winter plumage; pinkish bills, white faces and butts.
One adult standing in a shallow marsh pond about noon. When flushed, flew to perch in a cottonwood one tree over from a Great Blue Heron. Saw a single individual in the same area at about the same time last year. Great Egrets are uncommon in Wenatchee.
Amidst barnacles in lower center of photo; observed in tidepool.
In tide pools at -1.2 foot low tide; all with pink tentacles withdrawn.
Common in tidepools at low tide ( -1.2 feet on this day); some with tentacles extended, others withdrawn.
Flowering in mossy substrate within conifer forest (location very approximate).
In full flower, draped over ocean spray in conifer forest (location very approximate).
One crawling on the bark of a conifer, about 5 feet off the ground (location very approximate).
One crawling on a twig arched over the mossy ground in a conifer forest (location very approximate).
Conifer snag riddled with the oblong excavations of a pileated woodpecker (location very approximate). Fresh wood chips on ground.
About 10 feet up on a Red Alder snag in mixed coniferous forest (location very approximate).
Carpets of white flowers in the conifer forest (location very approximate).
Spike male in velvet, browsing in the grass clearing of the empty group campsite at 15:00; trotted off into the alders.
One individual perched on a utility wire overlooking a horse farm on Cross Road just east of the junction with Fisherman Bay Road.
One individual seen in a hedgerow backed by farm pastures along Vista Road east of Mud Bay Road.
One individual seen at about 05:30 in mixed decidous-coniferous forest alongside the road. Horse pasture and farm on the opposite side of the road. This was our first sighting of this species on Lopez Island.