Here on Whidbey Island we have the privilege of seeing this magnificent bird on the shore, or in flocks in fields.
For weeks I have been trying to capture some good photos of the birds, but they were always way off in the distance, as in this first photo taken several weeks ago.
Today was a different story. The birds, about fifteen of them, had gathered in the field they like to frequent, much closer to the road. This time I was able to get better pictures.