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Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member



Hiked Sep 13, 2021

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

Mt Baker remained hidden behind clouds while we were there, but blue skies, warm weather and a nice breeze gave us a nice meander at Wiley Slough! There were not a lot of birds, but we had a highlight for the day watching an osprey eating a fish it had recently caught! We saw a few ducks, a grebe, several herons, a snipe, one yellowlegs, chickadees, robins, harriers, blackbirds and a kingfisher. There were blackberries that looked to be ripe, but were sour to taste! A few lingering flowers added color to the area. There was a field of thousands of pumpkins and squash in a field along the Wiley Road near the entrance to the Wildlife Refuge and the odor was not fragrant!


hikingwithlittledogs on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Looks like a great day at the slough!

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hikingwithlittledogs on Sep 13, 2021 10:47 PM

thebrink on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Great photo of the osprey in action.

Posted by:

thebrink on Sep 14, 2021 10:25 AM

Bob and Barb on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Thank you! It was captured by Bob and his tripod! :)!

Posted by:

Bob and Barb on Sep 14, 2021 01:54 PM

Maddy on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

It's great to see your trip reports again. Love that picture of the osprey.

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Maddy on Sep 14, 2021 09:57 PM

Bob and Barb on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Thank you! It was good to be meandering again! We hope for many more now that the weather is cooler and the crowds fewer! Thank you again for thinking of us "old folks"!

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Bob and Barb on Sep 14, 2021 10:02 PM