Today, the tide was out and the sea lions came back basking in the sun as they do everyday. They moved a little bit closer to the backyard which gave us a good view of them playing in the water and sun.
On the opposite side of the beach, the seagulls were hanging out at the water’s edge. They looked like white cotton puffs from afar. Periodically, the Canadian Geese fly in and interrupt them which causes the gulls to fly up simultaneously and welcome them. It’s a delight to see hundreds of gulls flying in unison and land with the geese.
In the marsh before the beach, a herd of deer were hunting for their food, trampling through the underbrush where we could only see their heads and ears from about a hundred feet away. They are our natural lawn mowers who keep our yard trimmed while we are away.
In one corner of our garden, a hummingbird flapped its wings so fast and suddenly hanged in mid-air like a helicopter to get nectar. Its long narrow bill and colorful wings are simply amazing!
During Springtime, a huge migration of birds travel from Alaska heading South for the summer. One of their primary stops along the way is Ocean Shores. This gives us a rare opportunity to watch them on our back porch while sipping a cup of coffee in our pajamas, while people come from all over the world to watch this spectacle.
At Ocean Shores, you’ll witness different wildlife activities depending with the season. One thing remains constant though, these species coexist and live in harmony with humans and other wildlife, sharing land, sea, and sky.