We've been going to the marsh lately expecting to see lots and lots of birds, but weirdly there are very few to be found. This has been going on for months. I checked photos from last year, and there were definitely more birds and more species to be seen here. Seriously, there are only a few Great Egrets, a few geese, and some Willets. We're starting to get worried, especially since most of the lakes and ponds are completely empty even when we're seeing fish jumping. Not a diver or dabbling duck to be found anywhere. Not a single grebe either. No pelicans. How can this be? We have no idea, but we are hoping that some crazy new migration pattern is happening and everyone is going to show up at once. We really don't want this to be a look at the future.
about these rising sea levels and storm surge predictions is that they have
nothing to do with the other crazy threat on this part of the north
coast, the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
We'll be living just outside the tsunami zone, if the tsunami
behaves exactly as the science predicts. Hah! The future looks like one wild ride here on