Saturday, April 15, 2017

Third Time's The Charm! - Sunny Nisqually N.W.R. - #SaturdaySnapshots

Even though I've posted photos of beautiful Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in the past, they were taken in dreary weather. On Tuesday I went there for the third time and, at last, the sun appeared. This time both the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier showed up! Here's what I saw. [Click on photos to enlarge.]

View from the visitor center. The park was filled with birders, 
all carrying binoculars and cameras with huge lenses. 

These little guys left an intricate pattern of footprints while 
searching for food. The tide was out during our visit.

The Olympic Mountains in the background, still covered in snow. This is the first time they've been visible during my visits to the wildlife refuge.
Mount Rainier looked like a big white cloud on the horizon... I zoomed in for a closer look. Clouds are moving in.
A last look at the visitor center from the boardwalk, then time to head home.

Links to my earlier (rainy) posts about the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge:

Zoom in (+) for a closer look or out (-) to see the surrounding area

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Caroline Clemmons said...

I've always wanted to visit Oregon and Washington but haven't made it there. Thanks for sharing.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm glad you were able to visit in good weather. I love all the wildlife.

Rain Trueax said...

Very nice photos. I am so glad for spring to finally be here :)

Esme said...

Thank you for your kind words. What a lovely reserve. The Olympic Peninsula is gorgeous. I hope you enjoy some Sees.

Klara S said...

Beautiful collection of pictures and #1 is my favourite. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Melinda Ott said...

I can't even tell you how many times we've driven right by this place--I'm going to have to make my husband stop there some time!

Poem fanatic said...

You can never post too many pictures of nature!

Ginx Craft said...

Beautiful photos. Looks a great place to visit.

judy said...

Lovely photos, Sandy!

Louise said...

It looks a perfect day, I am jealous of all the birdwatching. I know the Canada goose of course, but do you know the other birds?