Wildlife & Animals

Downy Woodpecker

Robert Downey Woodpecker Jr.: Birdwatching Part 3

13Jul
Downy Woodpecker

Woodpeckah!

This super-hero-bird’s superpower is a jack hammering head (and a brain that doesn’t get scrambled).

Her mission is to rid the world of pests found inside trees, rotting wood and the tin flashing on your chimney at 5:15 am Saturday morning.

Our guest Frederick caught some images of this hungry bird in hunting mode.

 

river otter

Time to Get Out On the Water – Go Kayaking!

23Apr

The weather is finally warming up and we are ready to go kayaking with out friends at Shearwater Kayak Tours. Tours are offered daily from Deer Harbor Marina. Reservations a day or more in advance are recommended. Our popular 3-hour Kayak Tour explores the channels, wildlife, and scenery of the Wasp Islands, just outside of Deer Harbor.

kayaking orcas island

The Spring Wildflower Tour includes a stop on Yellow Island, known for it’s carpet of colorful wildflowers this time of year. Both tours include small groups, stable 2-person kayaks, all necessary kayaking gear and basic instruction.

So get on the water this spring with Shearwater Kayak Tours

sheep in the field

Yes, It’s Fall

26Sep

Sheep with their winter coats almost grown in are out grazing in the fields of the valley.

Prolific blackberries are ripe for the picking and impossible not to get caught up in.

It’s the quiet season, and I have to say, I like this time of the year as much as spring.

Silent, green, peaceful.

The beaches are nearly empty except for the oysters & driftwood and the local wildlife seems to reemerge when the tide of summer visitors ebbs.

And good news for you, the room rates are lower to boot.