As we drove along Bayview-Edison, we pulled over for another flock of Dunlin:
And just to admire the views:
A Rough-legged Hawk turned up, flying from telephone pole to pole.
Then it flew far away -- and I managed to get a shot with the mountains in the background:
At the Samish Island Road junction, we parked, got out, walked about twenty feet out to view the fields, and a Short-eared Owl immediately turned up. Very accommodating! Though it stayed far off, and never came in close enough for a clear photograph. So here are the blurry "zoomed out as far as my souped-up little point-and-shoot can go" shots:
Finally, we got a bonus bird -- a Northern Shrike flew in and landed on a fence post, posing ever so nicely:
We admired the views a bit more....
...and then we headed back to Seattle. It was a long day (9-4!), a full day, and a fabulous day of great birds, beautiful scenery and perfect weather. We can't wait to get back up there!