Sunday, September 26, 2010

Leavenworth

I have another post and more photos from my vacation in the North Cascades, Washington state. This time we are in the Bavarian city of Leavenworth. After riding back to the town of Lake Chelan on the Lady Express boat from Stehekin we hopped back into our rental car and took off for Leavenworth. Leavenworth has been modeled after a Bavarian village and I really love the look. It is located on the eastern slope of the Cascade mountains and is on the Cascade loop and scenic drive. The beautiful Wenatchee River flows next to the city. I was attracted to the city after reading and looking at the Washington State Birding trail map I bought from Audubon of Washington. Leavenworth has many great hotspots for birding. The Leavenworth Nat'l Fish hatchery and the Waterfront Park were two places I decided I had to visit.

In this mosaic, I pictured the American Dipper a lifer for me. The dipper seen on the Icicle Creek likes to hang out in streams and feeds on aquatic insects. Icicle Creek was also were we saw the black bear. The Nat'l Fish hatchery has beautiful grounds, the gazebo and flowers and the beautiful mountains in the background. There had to be hundreds of Cedar Waxwings. Other birds seen were the Evening Grosbeak and the Steller Jay. The goats had a little habitiat and were seen in the city while we were walking back to our hotel from the Waterfront Park.


Lots of stores and restaurants on and around the main street.





The birds I saw at the Leavenworth fish hatchery were mostly yellow in color which is great for my Mellow Yellow Monday entry.

The birds pictured  below are the Western Tanager, Evening Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler all great birds for me.


Female Western Tanager, I really would like to see the colorful male someday.



 Another life bird was the Red Shafted Flicker, I see the Yellow Shafted Flicker on the east coast.





I am linking up with Mary's Mosaic Monday and
Drowsey Monkeys Mellow Yellow Monday  Click on the links to visit these fun memes.

Thanks to both Mary and Drowsey Monkey for hosting and thanks for stopping by to visit my post.

47 comments:

Elaine said...

You got a lot of lovely photos while you were in the Cascades. I love the shot in your header!

rainfield61 said...

We are never tired of snapping pictures of birds, simply because they are beautiful.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

As always, your photographs of the birds are excellent. I like the photograph of the main street. Bavarian Germany was my favorite destination when I lived in Germany.

Vee said...

What a quaint community! I would really enjoy visiting such a beautiful spot. That bear looks awfully close!

EG Wow said...

I'm so glad you saw so many birds, Eileen! What a fantastic trip!

Dishesdone said...

Great pictures, Eileen! That bear would make me very nervous, but what a picture it makes! Enjoyed all the shots this week!

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful place to visit! And you got some really wonderful captures! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Snap said...

It's always fun to visit and to see where you are taking us this week! Lovely shots, lovely birds. Fun post (as usual)!!!!!

Genie said...

Your birding photographs are magnificent. We love our birder friends...I wish we were as fluent as all of you. The mosaic turned out wonderfully. The collage from Leavenworth has to be my favorite...why??? Because 10 years ago we were there with my son and his soon to be wife, and my other son and his soon to be wife. Buggy, my husband, and the two boys went on a LONG 3 day hike up into the Enchantment Lakes which are a part of the Alpine Wilderness Area. We ate in Leavenworth before sending the guy off to ice and cold, and I got the neatest set of yellow tin dishes which we use every day. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

Genie @ Buttons for Baga

Lavender Cottage said...

Great shots of the birds Eileen. I liked the mosaic of the yellow birds.

~Cheryl said...

Beautiful photos of a very beautiful area!

Traci said...

I love seeing all the places you go to and all the incredible birds you catch with your camera. Beautiful nature shots and mosaics, Eileen!

Ann said...

what a great holiday. Do you plan a state a time?

Some one from UK recently remarked that not many Americans have a passport. I told them, you have so much in the US that you don't need to travel abroad.

Anja said...

Congretulation to your bird fotos. It must have been a very nice place you visited. Have a nice week!

Jackie said...

Wonderful photographs of birds I have never heard of but they look beautiful. I was in Bavaria Germany two Christmas's ago and I loved it.

Have a great week, Jackie in Surrey, UK

Bob Bushell said...

A nice montage of birds, very good.

BirgittaB said...

Such lovely bird collage! Like it!

http://birgittasfoto.blogg.se

GrandmaK said...

I did so enjoy enjoy these pictures. It is a lovely town! Wishing you well! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Great mosiacs of your birding finds. The views of the mountains look impressive.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissime questi mosaici !!!
belle le foto !
Buona giornata :)

Eden said...

Such beautiful photos of the birds. You captured them beautifully. Love your collage too.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You visit such beautiful spots and always see the best wildlife, Eileen All of the birds in your photos are so unique! I love their variety of the color yellow.

BirgittaB said...

Beautiful montage of the birds!
Like it!

http://birgittasfoto.blogg.se/

Denise said...

Very exciting for me to get back and see you have been on your trip to the northwest Eileen. Fantastic series of photos. Can't wait to read your other posts.
An English Girl Rambles

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a beautiful spot and I love the bird mosaic, that is very special.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous birds Eileen!

Optimistic Yellow, have a great week!

Lesley said...

congratulations on your newest life bird.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, great bird shots.
I always enjoyed visiting Washington State when I lived in BC, and now we drive from eastern Alberta down to Seattle for baseball games when the Toronto Blue Jays are playing there, but I love your photo of the Steller's Jay, the provincial bird of my home province, British Columbia. Yay Jays, either way!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Always nice to have visitors.

Kay, Alberta

Dave said...

extraordinary bird photos!

Mimi said...

It looks like a fabulous place to stay.
I know it's not part of your MYM post, but the black bear is awesome.
Thanks for your comment on mine.

Small City Scenes said...

Hello Eileen, I am so glad you had such an enjoyable time in Washington State. I do love the North Cascades. Your outdoor shots are glorious--and the birds well of course.
Don't tell too many people about our treasure here. LOL. MB

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a quaint looking town and beautiful birds you captured. Congratulations on your 'lifers'!

I just took a peek at your other blogs - gorgeous scenes and photos!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to identify birds, too! It's a great time to see migratory birds here in NC in the Fall! Love your tanager...one I've not seen very many times! Very pretty mosaics! ♥

LDH said...

Your mosaics are gorgeous! I love viewing them and reading about your adventures and information concerning each photo!

April said...

Extraordinary scenery, and I love the bird mosaic.

Elettra said...

it's nice to vacation in a nice place

diane said...

What a lovely town. You have certainly found lots of pretty birds especially the gorgeous yellow ones.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh my goodness, that IS a bear! :-D

All the photos are delightful. Gorgeous yellow birds. For bright yellow, all we around here are goldfinches and an occasional oriole.

As always, thank you for leaving your nice comments on my blogs. :-)

A Gracious Home said...

Great pictures. You must have a wonderful camera. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures. Doylene

NatureFootstep said...

I love it. :)

Mary said...

Wonderful birding photos & scenery!

Tricia said...

Washington is one state I haven't seen & would absolutely LOVE to go! I'm so happy ya'll got to go yourselves & thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pics!!!

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous mosaic, and love looking at your bird photos!

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

What a wonderful place! And I love your bird photos, they're great! I wish I could also capture them like you did.

Lina Gustina said...

Amazing birds pics...
Thanks for dropping by :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a fun trip. So, you do see bears sometimes. I'm glad it was from a distance.

Cindy said...

Eileen,
What lovely photos! I have never been to Leavenworth, but my daughter has been many times. It's one of their favorite places to vacation.
Cindy