After a break in the weather yesterday we visited Juanita Bay Park, a protected wildlife area on the shores of Lake Washington.
We took the boardwalk and joined other birders who pointed out the bald eagles high in the evergreens above. (Yes, I had my Lumix and zoomed in.)
There were visiting trumpeter swans below, and in the distance behind them, a great blue heron fishing.
As we continued on our walk, we passed the heron looking just as I expected.
Until he perked up at some disturbance, thrusting up his head feathers,
transforming himself into some other flamboyant creature, at least to me.
Lake Washington is the second largest natural lake in Washington, bordering Seattle on the west, Bellevue and Kirkland on the east, and Renton on the south. Many wonderful parks dot the edges of the lake, all offering something unique. We’ve been to many of them, but this was our first trip to Juanita Bay in Kirkland; I’m sure it won’t be our last.