Sunday, August 10, 2008

Union Bay Slough

Union Bay Slough is a great little wetland area located east of University of Washington campus. It is popular spot with birders. There is a little loop trail that goes through the wetland area. It is a popular trail - so if you want solitude expect to get there early. It also has interesting views of Lake Washington and the Husky football stadium (This spot is probably more interesting during sunset). Also since this spot is close to the Husky football stadium going there during game time is generally a bad idea :)

Cinnamon Teal @ Union Bay slough

Red winged blackbird at Union Bay slough

Equipment: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm

Image details: 400 mm, f6.3, 1/80sec, ISO 400

Early morning is probably the best time to shoot the birds. There are a few ponds here with plenty of bird life. Mallards, Canada geese, Red winged blackbird, Great Blue Herons, kildeer and various other species of birds can be found here.
For more information about the Union Bay Slough refer to this site - Union Bay Natural Area

Directions to Union Bay Slough

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