Scene in Edmonds: Goose and duck gathering at the marsh

Michael Lowell noted that the Edmonds Marsh was crowded Friday morning with many winged tenants (mainly ducks and geese, no herons) until they began a ‘flyoff’ around 8:20 a.m., with most gone after a half hour.

  1. It is noteworthy that waterfowl are responding to the City FINALLY keeping the tide gate secured open all winter.

    This is actually the first winter in about 80 years that the Marsh has had tidal exchange in the winter with saltwater prevailing in the Marsh between rainstorms. In past winters, the Marsh was almost dry between rainstorms because the tide gate prevented higher tides from entering and ‘pooling’ in the Marsh.

    It’s good to see wildlife are responding to a more ‘functional’ Marsh-Estuary with tidal exchange (just wish the City had done this years ago). Unfortunately, Bill Anderson – the hero of the Marsh wildlife – isn’t here to see the change.

  2. Joe, I was wondering what good thing finally happened there.
    Yes, I’m sad Bill Anderson missed this. Thanks for clarifying.

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