Morning Nate took me to Holly area where we have clicked images of Red-Naped Sapsucker and beautiful purple martins. After a bit of adventure in capturing images of purple martins in flight. We had reached Seabeck area just at the right time. We had a great action of Bald Eagles with fishes.After Seabeck, I was on my own from now on. I turned on my GPS and headed towards Paradise Inn, Mount Rainier National Park.Mount Rainier’s peak is almost 14.5k Ft ASL. You can see Mount Rainier anywhere from Seattle and Tacoma areas. You just cannot miss it, for first few days it keeps distracting you while driving. Be very careful during sunrise and sunset times, the colours change by every second it is magical and you will be forced to stop and watch the scene.It was a 2.5 hr drive after crossing Tacoma the highway was without dividers with amazing scenic beauty.
I left at around 5 AM from Redmond and reached Baymont Inn in Bremerton by around 6.45AM. After a quick breakfast, we drove to Seabeck Area. We stopped near bridge. As I did not have time to unpack the whole gear I had to settle for Canon 7D MII Body. I climbed down few rocks to get under the bridge and waited for the Canadian Geese to swim by. Later we moved to the beach side and waited for the low tide and water to recede. Till the time water has receded there was no activity, once the water receded we saw lot of Great Blue Herons and Gloucas Winged Gulls coming and fishing. Fishes get stuck to in soft sand and sharp rocks which makes it easy for these birds to fish. A few minutes later the action of Bald Eagles started and the show was on 2-3 hrs It was amazing to click these eagles flying in the back drop of snowcapped Olympic Mountains.At 2 PM Nate drove me to a farm house on the country side with song bird feeding stations. We have clicked images of few song birds for some time, highlight of the afternoon was the show which a Pileated woodpecker gave us.