Nature & Wildlife
Ospery at Rattlesnake
We visit Rattlesnake Lake maybe a few times a year and it's always a nice, quite --well most of the time-- visit. The osprey were out hovering over the lake that day as they look for prey. We actually videotaped one making a dive and actually catching a fish, they make an alarming thud sound as they hit the water. We also saw a rabbit grazing away, but we guess the Osprey didn't see it or they don't prey on rabbits.
Upset Seagull at Alki Beach
During our visit to Alki Beach in Seattle, we came across 2 seagulls at odds with each other. Actually it looked only one was disgruntled as the other seagull seemed to just want to get away. Any idea what could have caused this? You can also connect with us at: Website: https://www.thisandthatnorthwest.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisandthatnorthwest/
Osprey Feeding Her Young
Here's an Osprey, spotted high atop a cement structure in Chambers Bay, Tacoma, feeding her young. Please Subscribe to our Channel to be notified of future videos! You can also find us on: Website: https://www.thisandthatnorthwest.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisandthatnorthwest/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatnorthwest/
Visiting the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge
The Billy Frank Jr. National Wildlife Refuge is the largest estuary/wildlife refuge in Washington State. It's a great place to visit when you're coming thru Olympia on your way to Seattle or heading south. There's a 5 mile total round trip on a boardwalk if you're in the mood for an easy and relaxing hike. Here's a few video clips and pics of our visits over the last few years.
Salmon Returning to the Issaquah Fish Hatchery
Witness salmon returning to the Issaquah Fish Hatchery. For these salmon, their journey - their whole lives actually - begin and ends here. Salmon leave the Hatchery as baby salmon. They are the result of eggs extracted from returning salmon - as you see here. Released in the Spring, these baby salmon will venture out to the Pacific Ocean to live - and hopefully avoid predators- and then, after a few years, begin their journey home, back to the Issaquah Fish Hatchery. But this time, it's their eggs that will be extracted and the whole cycle begins again. The Fish Hatchery also serves as an educational facility to learn more about the salmon's journey. You can also find us on: Website: https://www.thisandthatnorthwest.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisandthatnorthwest/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatnorthwest/