[T]hese flowers, so fragrant, grew
And the birds and bees sipped sweet nectar
From the sparkling, morning dew.
God has blessed all beauties of Nature;
He’s set His approval and seal
On all of His small, winged messengers
That fly through the air with such zeal.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Honeysuckle” (1940s)
For the third year in a row, the western flycatchers have chosen to nest next to the front door to the house.
I love that they trust us enough to come back year after year.
I love watching the little family grow.
The parents built up the nest:
There will be four siblings this year: