Reader view: The changing seasons at the Edmonds Marsh – My Edmonds News

Thursday, December 8, 2022
The day was gray and blustery. The first snow of winter had fallen the day before and more was forecast for the next day. I was on my way to the Edmonds Marsh Estuary with my camera. My mission was to do some photography of the area through the seasons. My photo journaling began unexpectedly as I walked north on the east side of Highway 104. The results of the labor of the many volunteers to free up the flow of water under the highway culvert from Shellabarger Creek amazed me.

Water was flowing freely into the marsh along the west side of the highway. It gave me a glimpse into the possibilities for this sanctuary in the near future. I continued to the northwest side of the area behind the tennis courts along the boardwalk, photographing the wintery scene. It certainly was “fowl” weather.

Even the heron had their heads tucked away from the wind and were not anxious to take flight on this windy day.

Then I came upon the biggest surprise of the day. There at the end of the boardwalk I discovered two bird-watching telescopes. They were in mint condition and part of a memorial to Bill Anderson and his love of the marsh estuary and the hundreds of birds he had photographed over the years.

And the telescopes work! Don’t ask me how I took this picture with my camera through the telescope.

Hope you enjoyed my journey as much as I did taking it. I’ll be back when the snow creates more        photo ops. Thanks for joining me.
— By Bernie Busch
Bernie Busch lives in Edmonds.
Thank you for taking that walk. The pictures are terrific. Your story, not too long, not too short. Great job.
Great picture story.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Thank you, Bernie, for catching those elusive, beautiful herons!
Some of the joys and surprises to be found at the Marsh. All free to those who explore this wonderful treasure.
Thank you for this impressive photo journey. The marsh has been one of my favorite places to visit since I moved here from VT two years ago. Pleasant surprise Saturday to find the boardwalk dry and herons still hunkered down. The telescopes are much appreciated and the perfect addition to this treasure of nature.
Thank you for your article, Bernie. I am delighted to learn that the telescope honoring Bill Anderson has been installed!!
Thanks and gratitude to the passion and leadership of Joe Scordino and dedication of Nancy Scordino for coordinating the Marsh clean up over the past few years to such great success!
I encourage everyone to look out for opportunities to help with the next phase of clean up in 2023.
Thank you Bernie for sharing this experience with us all, a beautiful presentation that brings me both joy and hope.
What fun to read and view this visit to our marsh. Thanks Bernie.
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