Despite foul weekend weather, hundreds turn out to view the fowl at the 11th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

Published on Wed, Mar 20, 2013
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Carson Kilgore stares at a brant during Saturday’s Wings Over Water event. “It’s really cool,” Kilgore said.

Photo by Brandy Kiger Shreve

 

On each return trip to the Blaine Harbor marina, Captain Sam Clement took the Plover ferry close by the Semiahmoo floating breakwater giving the passengers a close-up view of the resident cormorant population there.

Photo by Richard Sturgill

 

 
Staff from the Sardis Raptor Center in Ferndale show off a golden eagle to the gathered crowd. Birds of prey that live at the raptor center are rescues and cannot be rehabilitated to return to the wild.

Photo by Brandy Kiger Shreve

 

 
Tristan Teetaert, 4, of Vancouver expresses delight over finding two matching rubber ducks in the duck pond. The game was one of many hosted by the Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 staff during the Wings Over Water festival. 

Photo by Brandy Kiger Shreve