Yesterday I headed out to the Skagit Valley for some bird watching! I beat the sunrise, so I stopped in downtown Mt. Vernon for coffee and a bagel sandwich from Ristrettos, yum! Then I headed along the River Walk Trail and further south of town. I was treated to sunrise lighting up the trees and river. A great blue heron, mallards, and red-tailed hawk watched me as I watched them. Then I headed out to the flats to look for trumpeter swans. What a treat to hear their songs as they glide into the field in pairs!
Many of these pictures were taken walking distance to a currently listed home, Mt. Vernon’s first net-zero home in fact! This home produces more energy from it’s solar panels than it consumes. Come to the open house this weekend if you are looking for small town living in a gorgeous home that is walkable to shops and restaurants, and bird habitat!