A Flock of (S)eagles

One thing I have a tough time doing is “relaxing.” I feel like there’s always something that can be done, whether it’s renovations, cleanup, work, etc.

But when I’m on the island, away from my home and work, I’m far from a cell signal and with limited internet access and TV.

…by today’s standards, that’s pretty much “off the grid.”

It’s an unfamiliar feeling to walk outside and not hear the humming white noise of nearby traffic. Instead you hear…nothing. Silence…were it not for the sea lions calling and birds chirping that would otherwise be drivers honking. I don’t see other houses, I see other deer. And when the sun falls past the horizon, I don’t see street lights…I see stars. And not just the big dipper!

Suffice it to say, the island is a welcomed opportunity for me to relax. And so, last Saturday, while everyone was taking their mid-day naps, I took an unprecedented lone stroll on the beach.

I was TRYING to get photos and video of the sea lions breaching — it sounds crazy, but I totally saw it! — but they were being boring that afternoon with their usual lazing about.

I did, however, capture a few birds milling about.

Bald Eagle

Glaucous Winged Gull

Black Oystercatcher

Western Gull

Male Barrows Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Female Barrows Goldeneye, Male Barrows Goldeneye

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Red-breasted Merganser (male and female)

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Western Gull

Bald Eagle

Glaucous Winged Gull, Western Gull

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