|Great blue herons take over the Seattle skies.|
It has been a nice little break, however. I went for a lovely long bike ride on New Years Eve day, seeing masses of brants and various other waterbirds along the waters off West Seattle; I rode to Jack Block Park, continued on to Alki, and thence to Lincoln Park along Beach Drive, before looping back to the Junction and homeward. It was a gorgeous day for it too; I kicked myself for not bringing my camera though possibly not having that distraction made it all the nicer.
Chief Sealth statue than they are from the pedestrian overpass of the West Seattle Bridge), we took Jetta Jared north to what I think was the West 90/Samish Flats spot northwest of Mount Vernon where we saw the lovely owl whose photo is shown here and was also featured in my post a day or two ago.
There were a couple of harriers as well which, under any other circumstances, would have been truly amazing but when there's an owl in the mix, well, they're just "not the owl." But it was another gobsmackingly gorgeous in the PNW and no one was trying to take over the public lands to make some sort of point. Our boots had a nice workout and had the opportunity to demonstrate their resistance to water.
|Note: some frozen patches might not be as frozen as they look|
|Bikes at rest at Constellation Park|