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By: edkeagle (offline) on Monday, February 08 2010 @ 08:41 PM EST (Read 88833 times)  
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This continues the Forum (old) thread that began in May 2009 (link). This thread is dedicated to wildlife photography on hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest to include Washington State and British Columbia. Trails can be in city, county. state, provincial or national parks. Please give a short description of the trail, noting location, length and degree of difficulty. Readers are also encouraged to use a search engine such as Google to find out more details if they plan to hike the trail. Two very important things to keep in mind: Never hike alone and always let someone know where you are going and when you are expected to return.




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By: sassyk (offline) on Tuesday, February 09 2010 @ 01:55 AM EST  
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waveEd: Great, you made it here to the new forumClapping Now we can look forward to seeing more of your fantastic photos of the wildlife in your areaLeft thumb up


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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Tuesday, February 09 2010 @ 02:07 PM EST  
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Hi Folks * wave

These three pictures were taken last week in Skagit Valley, Washington State. All were made on the Padilla Bay Shore trail.
This is a 2.25 mile {one way} trail near Bayview, Washington. It is easy and flat with lots of salt water views and bird life.

Great Blue Heron * click bigger
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Tuesday, February 09 2010 @ 06:50 PM EST  
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This Swan was photographed yesterday in the Edison * Bayview area of Washington State.

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By: edkeagle (offline) on Tuesday, February 09 2010 @ 09:12 PM EST  
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Hello Kay and PacNW: Good to hear from both of you. Enjoyed PNW's pixs of herons and trumpeters. Padilla Bay is on my short list of wildlife areas to get to before the mountain trails open after the snow melts. PACNW: Have you been to the Johnson Bay Swan Reserve northeast of Mount Vernon? We were there earlier in the week, and I'll post some photos later. There were between 200-300 trumpeters in the reserve. I'm also seeing the first of the snow geese at Fir Island. By March, there will be thousands there, and it always makes for great pixs. -- Ed


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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Wednesday, February 10 2010 @ 12:49 AM EST  
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Hi Ed ....... Yes, I visited the Johnson DeBay Swan Reserve a couple weeks ago. There were many swans but it was raining and not good for photography. Swans are in abundance in Western Whatcom County as well. I'll be visiting Fir Island in the next week or two, preferably on a bright day. Cheers !


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By: edkeagle (offline) on Thursday, February 11 2010 @ 04:02 PM EST  
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Johnson DeBay Swan Reserve, Mount Vernon, Wash., 2-4-10. I estimate about 100 Trumpeter Swans were in several fields around the reserve, eating the waste crop of corn. There is a gravel parking lot and a couple of foot paths to walk back into the reserve. A state fish and wildlife use permit, available at stores selling hunting and fishing licenses, is required to park. This is a very easy hike, although this time of year the paths are muddy. Directions: Take College Way exit from I-5 in Mount Vernon and go east. Go to LaVenture and turn left at light by Skagit Valley Community College. Follow this road for about five miles and it drops into the valley, becoming Francis Road on the downhill. Look for the sign (see first post) and you’re there. Photos are clickable.
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By: edkeagle (offline) on Thursday, February 11 2010 @ 04:04 PM EST  
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Swan Reserve, continued, 2-4-10.

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