*Warning: Picture heavy post!
This will be my last post on what I did during vacation. I had such a grand time with my family, and I appreciate them so much!
Our son and daughter-in-law took Hubby and I to another wonderful wildlife refuge. I would come back again and again if I could! This one is called the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. There is so much to explore, I barely touched the surface. I wish I had better photos, but you will get the idea. There were a lot of eagles, but they weren’t interested in a photo shoot.
Here is another link that shares about the refuge.
*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look.
These last few photos Hubby took with his pocket camera. There were so many waterfowl creatures, and plenty of bird watchers and better photographers than we out this day!
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. -William Blake
Just thought I would share a photo of the new babies nesting next to my front porch light. Enjoy!
Hubby took this photo for me.
If you’d like to see more photos from previous year’s of this same Western Flycatcher pair, simply do a search for Western Flycatchers in the Search on the left side bar of this blog.
[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:
Bird’s Nest for Camera Day
Bird Nest Update
Western Flycatcher Update
Western Flycatcher Progress
Western Flycatchers Fly
The baby Western Flycatchers are almost ready to try out their wings!
*Click on the photos for a larger view, and to see the date the photo was taken. All of the photos were taken between July 25 and July 29.
Beautiful wings! Almost ready to fly!
To see the Mama and her eggs, click here.
To see the newborns, click here.
To see last week’s update, click here.