Trails for everyone, forever

Home Go Hiking Trip Reports Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Trip Report

Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member


Hiked Jul 18, 2020

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


Bugs were not too bad


Snow free

Hiking is crazy in the mountains on Saturdays, but Wiley Slough just after sunrise is quite pleasant...

I stopped at English Boom and watched the sunrise before going to Wiley Slough.  It was worth the stop.

The birds were active early.  I saw Kingfishers, Herons, Eagles, Hawks, young Doves, ducks, shore birds, and more.  Two adult and two fledgling eagles flew to their nest at the same time.  The fledglings are about ready to leave home.

Herons are common, but with great light, they look extraordinary.

A couple of flower shots are included for color contrast.

Wiley Slough is always interesting, especially on a Saturday morning during the summer.


Bob and Barb on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Nice photos! The bird with orange feathers is a flicker!

Posted by:

Bob and Barb on Jul 18, 2020 04:49 PM

geezerhiker on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Thank you. I revised the caption.
Happiest Trails for you.

Posted by:

geezerhiker on Jul 19, 2020 04:47 AM