[Tweeters] Wings Over Water/Northwest Birding Festival

Mechejmch mechejmch at aol.com
Fri Mar 2 21:22:44 PST 2012




I hope they are all there in two weeks!

So do we, so do we!

I was there yesterday and saw the same thing....pretty spectacular to see the large rafts drifting in and out of the channel almost right at your feet!

Joe




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Joe and tweeters,


I was on the pier at the end of Marine Drive in Blaine at midday today, and there was a long, strung-out flock of hundreds of Pacific Loons right in front of us. It waxed and waned and drifted back and forth, with birds constantly taking off and landing and diving. Some were close enough to the pier for wonderful photos. I've never seen such a big flock, and it was an absolutely thrilling spectacle. In the midst of it there were small numbers of Red-throated Loons constantly flying into Drayton Harbor and big Common Loons fishing on all sides. A pair of Long-tailed Ducks fed right off the pier, and of course many other birds were scattered all over the water. I hope they are all there in two weeks!


Dennis


On Mar 2, 2012, at 7:54 PM, Mechejmch wrote:





Greetings birders, one and all.

The 10th Annual Wings Over Water (WOW) Northwest Birding Festival takes place in Blaine, WA, on Saturday, March 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

The birds are already there and the festival promises to be worth the trip from wherever you might be. Events include kids' activities, raptor presentations, food and arts and crafts vendors, wildlife and geology trips, and wildlife speakers.

The keynote speaker this year will be renowned British Columbia author and biologist, Dick Cannings. His presentation, The Enchantment of Birds, is FREE and takes place at 5 PM at the Blaine School District Performing Arts Center

For more detailed info and a full festival schedule, visit www.blainechamber.com/wow


Joe Meche
WOW Committee


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