Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nisqually NWR

Happy Thursday everyone! 

I still have some May photos to share, promise these are the last. These were images from the Nisqually NWR near Olympia Washington state.  This was our second visit to this wildlife refuge the first visit was Nisqually NWR 2015


The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge has some nice trails, this boardwalk trail takes you to Puget Sound Overlook and the Nisqually Estuary. Along the boardwalk are several observation platforms. The trail (part grass/dirt and boardwalk) can be as long as a 4-5 mile walk from the visitor center. 



We saw lots of Canada Geese families. The goslings were so cute.


From the boardwalk we saw a couple of seals, they found a resting spot out of the water.


The sky was beautiful during our visit and walk on the Nisqually boardwalk trail.



For Tom's Barn Collective I have a couple of photos of the Nisqually twin barns.


The trail takes you past the twin barns. These barns are part of the wildlife refuge. 




Some of the birds we saw during our walk at the wildlife refuge, the Hooded Merganser, I believe the top middle are a couple of Gadwall, Great Blue Heron with some Gulls, Ducks, Song Sparrow, Cormorants, Sparrow, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow.


A view from the boardwalk, gorgeous sky and view of the refuge wetlands.






I am thankful for places that protect wildlife and nature. I hope you enjoyed our walk at the wildlife refuge. I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday
Thanks to Tom the host of The Barn Collective

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

63 comments:

✿ chica said...

Céus maravilhosos e inspiradores e animaizinhos tão bem fotografados! Adorei! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Wonderful images! The twin barns was beautiful.

Happy Thursday!

Tom said...

...beautiful skies!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias magnificas, gostei bastante.
Continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

diane b said...

That sure is a long boardwalk and it would be fun walking along it and seeing the wildlife.

Karen said...

Yes, I am thankful for the wildlife refuges. I like to see the seals at the zoo. It would be great to see them in the wild like that.

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen, Such a beautiful place to visit and the clouds were so pretty when you were there. A great variety of birds and seals just make me smile; they are fun to observe. Wow, on those twin barns. Great find. Have a nice day.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen & thanks for taking us along on your walk into Puget Sound! The day was beautiful & how fun to see the seals sunbathing!
I love the fluffy goslings & always love to watch swallows! You did great spotting so many birds!
Have a great day!

Cloudia said...

What JOYS to know you every day, dear Eileen <3

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous skies and such charming barns!

Carol Blackburn said...

I just love photos of old barns. Have a beautiful day, Eileen.
Hugs,
Carol

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I too am grateful you took us along for company! YAMxx

David Gascoigne said...

Great area. Not hard to see why you took so many pictures.

Debbie said...

wow eileen, lot's of beautiful stuff to see!!! the boardwalk trail is so pretty, a unique place to take a walk. i love the seals, they have such adorable faces!!

cute twin barns, i don't think i have ever seen matching barns!!!

Nancy Chan said...

I would like to walk the boardwalk and see all that you saw. Great photos. Have a beautiful day!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely place to visit!
Wonderfull pictures of the beautiful birds and the twin burns!
And how lucky you are seeing those adorable seals!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a happy day!
Dimi...

Dee said...

That looks like a wonderful place. I love that long, long boardwalk!

Suzanne Prickett said...

These are great photos, Eileen. That is quite a boardwalk trail with so much to see, and, the seals are a pretty neat addition to the walk-they look so comfy. I also enjoyed the twin barns, geese and birds along the way. Have a nice day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! I love the big old barns. We were sad to see one has been torn down near us...things are always changing! Hugs, Diane

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

love that last shot

rupam sarma said...

Hii, Loved the post. Awesome pics.
Greetings from India

Sandra said...

that last boardwalk view is worth the trip to WA and add the seals into it and I would love it. would like to see the sound, it is in all the books and movies but I have never been therer

RedPat said...

What a wonderful boardwalk trail, Eileen!

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, that boardwalk is amazing. I'm trying to think only about the cute goslings,though so that old song about a boardwalk won't get stuck in my head. LOL Do you know the one I mean? Great post, thank you for sharing your photos.

Jeanie said...

This looks like a magnificent wildlife refuge. I love the water and those barns are so handsome!

happyone said...

Oh I'd love to walk along the boardwalk trail.
Love the twin barns.

krishna said...

The goslings are super cute..

Linda W. said...

I'll bet you enjoyed seeing all the birds! Lovely place.

Jim said...

Terrific shots.

William Kendall said...

Those seals look like they haven't got a care in the world.

The Yum List said...

I'd love to go for a walk around here. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing the geese and those twin barns...sigh...LOVE those! Thanks for linking up today!

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Great use of leading lines. And I love those barns

Karen Lakis said...

Thank goodness for wildlife refuges! This is a beautiful set of photos!

Rose said...

I saw this earlier on my phone and thought I have to look at this on the computer...I so love that boardwalk. But those barns...oh, my, Eileen. I LOVE them!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the pictures - What a beautiful day you had to take them! I agree with you about protecting the wildlife sanctuaries. I'm saddened and very concerned that there are some in the political arena, that want to take that away.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

This part of the country is so beautiful! Love the barn shots and also the mud flats. Great photos, Eileen!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful refuge! It hurts my heart that the government wants to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic Refuge. I have been writing my Senator for months to vote against this, but it was added to the tax bill.

Rajlakshmi said...

Love the variety in your post. Beautiful collection of pictures.

Photo Cache said...

The barns are really beautiful.

Worth a Thousand Words

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent images, Eileen. I have been there years ago before they redid it---made it better I am sure. Love that last picture of the mudflats. Have a dandy weekend
MB

Crissi said...

Super great picture series Eileen!
Have a nice day
♥hug♥ Crissi

italiafinlandia said...

The place looks so beautiful...and so many animals!
Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love the twin barns, and that boardwalk [how I miss ours where I go birding, gone from the damages of Hurricane Harvey!]

Lois said...

Beautiful! I love seeing the seals.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What beautiful pictures, and the collage of the birds are really great.
Best regards, Irma

Jeevan said...

Wonderful boardwalk and platform to watch wildlife and you shot lovely photos on the wildlife species... and the sky is pretty to walk pass although looks sunny. Beautiful collage on birds

Loved it

Lea said...

Great photos!
I especially like the first photo!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think the boardwalk trail looks wonderful, I'd love a walk along there!
Lovely selection of photographs from birds, to barns, to seals and I agree the goslings are so cute.

Enjoy the rest of Friday and have a great weekend too.

All the best Jan

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What fantastic looking barns Eileen. I loved seeing them. So different to ours in the UK.
Canada are beautiful birds and your bird mosaics are gorgeous.
Have a wonderful weekend Eileen :)

Bob Bushell said...

Hi Eileen, beautiful boardwalk, and the wildlife barns, marvelous pictures.

Missy George said...

Love the pictures of the barns..What a long boardwalk...Thanks for the walk and taking us along..Have a good weekend...

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wonderful photos - looks like you had beautiful weather, too. The twin barns are so amazing - I love the little swallows and the seals. Hope you have a nice weekend! x Karen

Joyful said...

Beautiful scenery Eileen. I love all your photos. Have a great weekend.

rainfield61 said...

A beautiful and wonderful world indeed.

A Colorful World said...

The sea lions are great. Love the barns. And those goslings are definitely adorable!

Maggee said...

That looks like a great NWR to visit. I am also glad we have them...still. Not so sure about their future these days. Hugs!

Sussi said...

Lovely place!

Alexa T said...

There is always lots of inspiration in your series of photos, Eileen! It does'nt matter if they are from may or november... seasons come and go in no time...:) I really enjoy have a walk through your memories captured :) So, I hope to see much more, as always! as the goslings are cute and adorable....and the boardwalk trail is incredible...
best regards! And a great new week ahead! Alexa

Tom said...

...occasional I see arched rood barns in this area, but they are rare. The second pair must have been dairy barns at one time. Thanks Eileen for stopping by, enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Betty Crow said...

What a wonderful selection of birds. I love the boardwalk shot. Beautiful! The twin barns are certainly unique. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

ellen b. said...

You had some beautiful weather for Nisqually. Wonderful photos, Eileen. I've seen the signs for it on our trips from Seattle to California but of course we're always in a hurry to get to our destination. Happy to see your great photos.

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