The scene is classic for Skagit-lovers, the view from the dike at the North Fork access to the Skagit Wildlife Management Unit. The North Fork of the Skagit is entering into Port Susan (is my geography accurate?) to the right of the view, with the Olympics in the background. Some years we’ve seen Short-eared Owls out there, sometimes many, sometime none, but we always keep watch there for anything, particularly critters like Northern Harriers, Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Shrikes, Marsh Wren and Bitterns and various Falcons. Bald Eagles in winter are assured lately. Oh, and Snow Geese. I learn and forget the name of the pretty little island. An old painting from the 90s remastered in 2020.