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 modelled after a bavarian village and I really love the look. It is located on the eastern slope of the Cascade mountians 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.
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.
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
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Thanks to both Mary and Drowsey Monkey for hosting and thanks for stopping by to visit my post.