We heard that the snow geese and trumpeter swans were in the fields in Skagit valley and so packed up the car and headed out for a Valentine's Day adventure. We started out spotting a few eagles and going for a walk along the south end of Fir Island. Then we drove around looking for white birds in fields. We were not disappointed. And there were really not very many people out that day. A few die-hard bicyclists and a half dozen photographers with what I refer to as national geographic camera lenses!
As we were driving, we would hear the honking in the distance and then sure enough, see a pair of swans flying by. Perfect for Valentine's Day, these swans seem to hang out and fly in pairs. Sometimes a biker would tell us where a good field was, and sometimes we just happened upon one.
It was a fun, exciting, peaceful and relaxing day!
I was challenged as a photographer, and learned some mighty good lessons!