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Dad and Sons Weekend! (Stanwood, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 04/26/2019 at 07:06AM Birds Community Event Food Health & Wellness Music Neighborhood Other Sports Wildlife See more by Kudos Community (264)

Dads, grandpas and sons! This one is for you! Come have a wonderful time UNPLUGGED at Warm Beach Camp! This camp is a cell phone and x-box FREE zone! 

Come grow closer to your father, son or grandpa at this weekend retreat. This specific camp was designed around creating a place and space for you to get together with your kids, share new experiences, form lasting bonds, and simply have fun together. Enjoy 

swimming, canoeing, archery, model rockets, canyon adventures, horseback trail rides, ropes challenge course, games and more! 

Requirements: Ages 7+ and riders must not exceed weight of 200 lbs and need to be able to walk on their own. 

Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

When: Friday, May 31st, 2019 from 5:00 pm til Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

 Address: 20800 Marine Dr, Stanwood, WA 98292 
Phone: 360-652-7575

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Hiking Group (Stanwood, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 04/25/2019 at 07:16AM Birds Community Event Health & Wellness Lifestyle Neighborhood Other Travel Weather Wildlife See more by Kudos Community (264)

Come have a blast while you take a beautiful, scenic hike with new faces and friends! 

The Stanwood-Camano YMCA is offering a hiking group which meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 am in the lobby at the YMCA. This group is for all ages. Bring good, sturdy hiking shoes, a snack and some water and come see what the outdoors have in store for you!

Address: 7213 267th St NW, Stanwood, WA  - Phone: 360-629-9622

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Procession of the Species! (Bellingham, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 04/21/2019 at 07:27AM Birds Community Event Music Neighborhood Other Wildlife See more by Kudos Community (264)

Come check out the16th annual Procession of the Species Parade on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 3:30 pm.

Everyone is welcome at this FREE event! This is a parade celebration of community, creativity and our connection to the natural world!

Address: 210 Lottie St, Bellingham, WA - Phone: 360-778-8000

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Waiting for my flight

Posted by David Carlos Posted on 04/04/2019 at 07:31AM Birds Photography Wildlife See more by David Carlos

I followed this guy about a quarter of a mile, from the ferry terminal to the fishing pier, until he rested on the breakwater. There were people around who noticed the eagle and remarked, "Lookit that bald eagle!" I thought, "Bald eagles never fail to conjure awe, no matter how many times you see them." Upon reaching the end of the pier, I sat my camera on the corner railing, got on my knees, and held the camera still. It would have been convenient to have had a tripod handy, as who knows how long it would take to be in this uncomfortable position.

As practice, I took many shots of him standing still. He’d look left, then right, then straight at me. Aside from the beeping of the auto-focus, only an occasional seagull could be heard. I didn't want to look around, for fear that the eagle would suddenly take flight. My left eye was pressed against the viewfinder, my right index finger lightly pressing the shutter button like a trigger-happy gunslinger.

As the hum of a Washington State Ferry came closer behind me, I hoped that it would spook the bird to fly. It didn't. The engine noise soon disappeared into the horizon.

My knees were starting to ache, but more importantly I was worried that my butt crack was showing.

After an hour, the bird crouched. I knew it was time. He started flapping his wings. I pressed the shutter button. Rapid shots. I whispered, "Yessssss!"

When the eagle had left, I didn't know which felt better: Capturing the bird in flight, or getting to stretch my legs. The hour of waiting and anticipating was actually only 15 minutes. But that wouldn't have sounded as dramatic.

Edmonds, 3-9-19
Camera: Sony A7iii
Lens: Sony FE3.5-6.3/24-240
240mm
1/800 shutter speed
f6.3
ISO400

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Alex • 04/04/2019 at 08:31AM • Like

Great capture, your patience paid off!

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Lucy • 04/04/2019 at 09:16AM • Like

Great shot! and thoroughly enjoyed the story that goes with it!

Enjoy a beautiful and refreshing walk at Four Springs Preserve on Camano Island. On Saturday, April 6th, 2019, meet at 9:50 am in the parking lot to gather as a group. Enjoy this beautiful preserve with a walk on the perimeter trail including the wetland trail. The perimeter trail includes two 50’ fairly steep hills with benches at the top. The distance of the walk is approximately 2 miles. All ages are welcome to join! Please leave your four-legged friends at home! Dress for the weather!

Address: 585 Lewis Ln, Camano Island, WA 98282

Phone: 360-387-1418

Email: fourspringshouse@frontier.com

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