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The Freezing, Foggy Walk

Updated: Sep 16, 2019

A European Starling sings his squeaky song from the cover of fog.

Every first Saturday of the month, birders from the Kittitas Audubon Society lead a bird walk at Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park. I went on my first walk with Kittitas Audubon in November. The weather was mild then, and we saw a good number of species.

On February 2nd, however, our view was shrouded by a thick cover of fog. It was very difficult to see birds, and besides this, the temperature was below freezing. (It took me two full hours to warm up after this!). The most exciting species we did see, Wilson's Snipes, flushed too quickly for me to take a photo.

As frustrating as it was, though, the fog did give the photos a mysterious effect I quite like.

To learn more about the bird walks I attended, read Kittitas Audubon's December 2018, March 2019, and April 2019 newsletters at the following links:




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