May 1, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

Yet again, Spring is in the air in the San Juan Islands! Captain Nancy and our other Naturalist, Jeannette, and I headed out with an excited group of guests to view the wonders the islands have to offer. We cruised past Speiden Island, viewing the islands exotic wildlife along the way, up on towards Turn Point, off of Stuart Island. Along the way we gazed at the hauled out Harbor Seals as they gazed back at us. We saw a few harbor porpoises off of Turn Point and headed around Stuart Island, through John's Pass. On the north side of Stuart we spotted an eagle nest, in it was one eagle and perched a few trees above the nest was the first eagle's mate. We saw many eagles today, both sub-adults (Bald Eagles don't get there white heads until they reach adulthood, which is at about 4-5 years of age. Once they reach adulthood they will form breeding pairs) and adults.

The weather in the islands are getting nicer and nicer as the days pass! I can't wait to get out on the water again to enjoy some more wildlife and some more of this gorgeous Spring weather!

Until next time,
Ashley, Naturalist

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