Thursday, July 6, 2017

Deception Pass State Park


Hello and happy Thursday!

I am sharing our visit to the Deception Pass State Park, The park is located on two islands, Fidalgo and Whidbey Island.  The Deception Pass Bridge connects the two islands. We bought the Discover Pass to cover all our visits to Washington State Parks. We visited the park twice during our stay in Anacortes Washington.

I am sharing various scenes from our hikes at the park, some fabulous views of the bridge from the beach below. Of course I have some birds seen along the way.

This pair of Bald of Eagles was seen from the parking lot at the trailhead.



A view of the bridge and sky from the beach.



A couple of Common Loons.


A couple of Pigeon Guillemots.


A juvenile Bald Eagle chasing an Osprey.



Pretty shiny colors on this Cormorant.






Hubby and I celebrated our 27th anniversary while we were in Washington State


Some driftwood and another look at the Deception Pass bridge.


A few Western Grebes.


This pretty Anna's Hummingbird was seen in Anacortes.




"Be thankful for every new day."

For my list of thankful things this week:
I am thankful for my hubby and all the wonderful and fun times we have had together.
I am thankful for all my experiences while traveling.
I am always thankful for my blog visitors and the wonderful comments.

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.  Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday

Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

67 comments:

Denise inVA said...

Delighted you were in this very picturesque area. Your photos bring back marvelous memories from our time their several years ago now. Great post Eileen. Thank you and enjoy your day :)

jandi said...

Wonderful! I love that second image of the bridge! Have a wonderful day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word, what a fabulous array you put before us today... though if pushed, I'd pick that first bridge shot for the red ribbon! Belated congrats to you and hubby and may the remainder of the week be joyous. YAM xx

Tom said...

...what a great collection, Happy Anniversary.

Ailime said...

Magnificent photos! Landscapes and stunning birds. Lovely walk. I loved it, have a great day too. Hugs, Ailime

magnoliasntea said...

Oh wow, such lovely photos. The Anna'so hummingbird is gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing!

Jeevan said...

Very interesting capture on birds and their activities… love the foggy ambiance along the bridge!

Sandra said...

the name deception pass flips me back in to my years and years of reading nothing but westerns... and I love the shot of the bridge with the cloud sitting on it

Maggee said...

So THAT is what a Western Grebe looks like! And the Common Loons shot is great! Pigeon Guillemots... hmmm... interesting name for an interesting looking bird! The foggy bridge reminds me of SF and the Golden Gate! Hugs!

Sandi said...

Funny to see them with their beaks open like they are calling to someone!

"A couple of Common Loons."

I read this caption with a giggle. It made me think of two old friends goofing around. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

All lovely shots. What's with that mean eagle chasing the osprey. That's not right. Love the misty shot of the bridge. Very cool.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a perfect anniversary trip! Love that precious hummer and those photos of the bridge are spectacular! WOW! You saw a lot at that park! And it was probably nice and cool! Hot here...but you know that I'm sure. Enjoy your day! Hugs!

Ratty said...

You have some wonderful pictures. I always like to see bald eagles. I've only ever had glimpses of them myself. And I love that first picture of the bridge. I really like bridges.

Bob Bushell said...

Stunning, the pictures of the water birds are excellent.

D. Kissinger said...

So beautiful!

I guess with all the noise the eagles were making, they weren't too hard to locate. LOL

Linda said...

Gorgeous captures, Eileen! And I just love the sound of the loon! It is hauntingly beautiful and soothing! I hope you are having a great week. :)

William Kendall said...

Those eagles... what a sight!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos, and the water pictures are magic! Happy Anniversary, and Happy Thursday!

Cloudia said...

What marvelous shots, Eileen! Happy anniversary - many many more :)

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Anniversary and beautiful photography ~ as always ~ thankful for you ~ ^_^

Debbie said...

gorgeous capture of the hummer!! love the rock heart, very clever - we have done similar with shells!!!!

Lea said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
Great bird photos, and I love the views of the bridge

Rose said...

Nice series of shots, Eileen. Love that you got the juvenile BE chasing the osprey.

RedPat said...

Love that Eagle pic, Eileen!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Mmmmm, you saved the best for last. That Anna's is simply stunning.
Happy belated anniversary.
Love the mist at the 'back' of the bridge.

...and all the rest of the birds, Eileen.

Jenn Jilks said...

You do find amazing birds on your travels!I'm still having headaches, so staying home...

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! A beautiful trip to the beach. I have never seen most of these. Often hear of loons, but had never seen one.

Gentle Joy said...

What a great place for taking pictures.... and you have so many beautiful ones! :)

Small City Scenes said...

Deception Pass is just so much fun and full of so many things to see. You did a great job of capturing all the great birds and raptors. Thanks
MB

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your photos. The area is beautiful. What a great place to celebrate your anniversary (congratulations to your and your husband, 27 years don't just happen).

Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! That little hummingbird with the red head is so cute. Isn't it amazing the variety of nature. Enjoy your evening.

Michelle said...

Congrats on your anniversary! That is quite a milestone! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend.

Mildred said...

Your photos are just fabulous. I love each and every one. Thank you for sharing your trips/visits with us. Have a blessed evening.

happyone said...

Love the bridge in the second photo.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The bridge shots are really beautiful with the mist in the air, and congratulations on your anniversary!!

ellen b said...

I'm thankful you visited our state and got these great photos from Deception Pass and beyond.

Martin Kloess said...

My. my. These are truly excellent pictures. May you and your hubby enjoy many more years.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.

Jeanna said...

That Anna's hummingbird sure is something, I don't think I've seen that coloring before. Wonderful how you got the fog coming off the mountains. State Park passes are a win-win I've found. Happy belated Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

You saw a lot of great birds. Love that little hummingbird!

Linda W. said...

You saw lots of great birds. Love that little hummi6!

rupam sarma said...

Congratulations, Happy anniversary to both of you.Amazing place. Thanks for all photos.2nd pic Awesome.
Greetings.

The Furry Gnome said...

Hey, I remember that place from our trip west in April. At least we drove over that bridge.

Liz said...

What a lovely area and congratulations on your Anniversary! There is always so much to be thankful for!

Photo Cache said...

This is such a beautiful part of the country.

Have a happy weekend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow, fabulous photos - the birds are stunning - and your views of the bridge are unbelievable. My dear friend's husband, Jack, is the Ranger at Deception Pass Park. I'm glad you got to enjoy the park and the birds. We buy the Discover Pass every year, as there are so many great parks to visit.

Margaret Adamson said...

yes I agree, Be thanks for eery new day Eileen. Thanks for sharing all these wonderul birds you saw in Washingtome and congrats on your anniversary.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Wow, the Eagle picture is stunning, but the photo with the bridge is gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

handmade by amalia said...

I always enjoy my hikes with you, Eileen. The Cormorant is majestic.
Amalia
xo

Sue (this n that) said...

A beautiful post Eileen. Happy Anniversary (love the romantic art on the beach).
That's a particularly gorgeous photo of the bridge with fog (2nd one down).
Wow, that Hummingbird ticks all the boxes of brilliant!! Cheers and thanks for all your great commentary too :D)

NatureFootstep said...

so much beauty and gorgeous birds. And a loving anniversary. Lots of good things here.
Favorite bird today: the Loon :)

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Wonderful photos but I love the bridge in the mist shot!
Enjoy your day!

Valerie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I especially liked the obviously vocal bald eagles - such majestic birds.

Missy George said...

Love the shot of the mist/fog at the end of the bridge...You two get up too early ;) Enjoyed the pictures of the water birds..Beautiful Hummingbird..The eagles look like they are singing a duet..DO Eagles sing?? I don't think so...

thomas said...

Happy Independence Day! Looks like a misty bridge.

HoneyBeeHelps said...

What a super spot Eileen !
I loved seeing all the pics ,
and those Eagles were amazing !

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

you got me at the first shot of the bald eagles but then I love the bridge shot and all the rest and Happy Anniversary...that was the sweetest of all ! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Belated Anniversary -- what a wonderful way to celebrate!!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Happy belated anniversary. I love the pictures today. I miss the Anna's Hummingbirds. I used to see them in Southern California when I lived there. Have a wonderful weekend!

Felicia said...

Washington is a beautiful state. That bridge reminds me of the one that crosses the New River in WV. happy weekend Eileen.

Klara said...

beautiful, all of them. at first glance I thought "deception AT ... the park", glad there were no deceptions :-). au contraire...

Jeanie said...

Don't you love rock sculptures on the beach? I do! And so loving those loons! I don't see loons on my little lake here, so that would be a real treat!

Helma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen but the most beautiful photo is picture number 7 :-))))
Congratulations xxx

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

WOW, this is such a beautiful place! And what a special place to celebrate your anniversary - I wish you many more happy and healthy ones in the years ahead!

Linda Gross said...

This looks like beautiful countryside; lovely birds abound too. Hmmmm, and I was happy that air captured one eagle on a tree top recently. Love your eagle picture of the two eagles!

Lynne said...

Liked the bridge shots . . .
Especially the mist . . .
Happy Anniversary . . .
The birds going "caw, caw" were no doubt wishing you the same!

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