Today I explored Mercer Slough by kayak for the first time. Its a beautiful wetland water trail that is approximately 4 miles round trip from where we launched at Enatai Beach Park, started at 8am to beat the crowds. It took us 2.5 hours. There is also the Cascade Canoe & Kayak Center located there for rentals. We saw and heard 32 different birds species (see below). My favorite find was the Eastern Kingbird, my first sighting in western WA. It was at the top of a dead tree, clear white tail tip seen. It was just before the canoe trail loop. When we returned 30min later it was still in the tree. Like most flycatchers, it may stay put in the area for a bit. If you are interested in finding it, you can also walk in to the same area by taking the Heritage Loop Trail. Coordinates for its location: 47.592549, -122.188699 The Black-headed Grosbeak was found directly across on the other side of the water.