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Union Bay is just north of the arboretum in Seattle and today I walked along Marsh and Foster Islands. Sitting in a tree to greet me was a Bald Eagle, overlooking the UW rowing practice, and probably the ducks as well. As I watched the Bald Eagle a large NOAA ship passed by, certainly not something I see everyday on Union Bay. The warm, sunny weather on a Friday afternoon brought out quite a number of recreation boats as well and there was not much to see on the bay because of the steady traffic. I was lucky enough to watch a Great Blue Heron fly in near me and land behind the boardwalk.
I listened to many birds singing on Marsh Island, notably an American Goldfinch. I later caught a recording of a Belted Kingfisher as it was disturbed and flew away.
Back up near my daughter’s classroom I found more fungus which looked similar to the kind we found in our backyard yesterday.