Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dungeness Railroad Bridge Park

I decided to take a walk. The Dungeness River is about 1/4 mile from us and about 1 1/2 miles up the river is a park called the Dungeness Railroad Bridge Park. Its a beautiful walking area, but today I was curious to see how the river was doing with all the rain and snow melt from the mountains. The reports east of here are tragic - homes are lost, landslides, avalanches, and many of the passes over the mountains are closed.
Well, as you can see, the river is swollen...lots of water in places it isn't usually. The roaring sound was so powerful - I felt very small.
This is the bridge built from railroad ties. There are a few organizations that oversee this park and a few that use it. I discovered today that Sequim has a group of Birders that will be meeting here every Thursday for the next month!
This is an artistic shot? lol! I intentionally shot the sun -
I know, duh! My little camera probably shreeked in pain!
Anyway, I only saw a couple of Chestnut backed Chickadees the whole time - which is a delight to me because they are my favorite! Even tho' the sun was glorious, the wind was blowing fiercely - so I think most little birds were in the brush, where pedestrians are forbidden. What was neat, was that I was able to hear their song very clearly, since there were no other birds to confuse me ;) They flew around and around - I tried to get photos, but they are VERY blurry - oh well, there's always next time!
ps. When you come to visit, I will happily take you to the Dungeness Railroad Bridge Park - maybe we'll see more birds and you'll get better photos than I.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Diane, Glad you updated us on your situation. I've been meaning to ask you about it. I know that Washington has had alot of snow and now flooding. Glad you are okay!!!

Great pictures. I love the bridge. Beautiful!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful.The bridge and indeed the park look like a great place to bird.Guess I'll have to remember that invitation to go birding with you.Sounds like fun.

ivars krafts said...

It looks like a wonderful birding spot. I hope you can go to the meetings and meet fellow birders -- it would not doubt enrich your birding experience!
I'm glad that you and yours are safe.

Kallen305 said...

Such pretty photos. Chickadees are my favorite bird too. I bet that place has a ton of wild life in the spring!

Jayne said...

Sounds like a very beautiful place Diane. Love your "arty" shot! :c)

Lynne said...

Diane that middle photo is perfect. I love the bridge and how my eyes are drawn forward into the park. I hope you can attend some or all of those bird walk/meetings at that park. It sounds like loads of fun.

Diane said...

I just read this on
"If you have a bird feeder in your backyard, you're in good company."
and that has certainly been my experience! You all are such dear people - and I'm getting quite attached to you all!
My husband said I should organize a Bird-Bloggers weekend! I told him, after he builds me a motel :)
BUT, if you are ever in the area or want to be - our home is always open for a guest or two!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Diane, I love the picture of the bridge. It is very artistic. It makes me want to try to paint it. Would you mind if I tried painting it in watercolor? I don't sell my paintings I just paint for pleasure.

Diane said...

Lisa, paint away! ! ! Thank you for complimenting my photo - I admire you for wanting the challenge in water color - I play with water color. By all means, enjoy!