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Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

*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.

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

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!

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Western Flycatchers

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!

Western Flycatchers

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.

The Flycatcher Babies are Hatched!

The Flycatcher Babies are Hatched!

Western Flycatchers

Previous posts:

Bird’s Nest for Camera Day

Bird Nest Update

Western Flycatcher Update

Western Flycatcher Progress

Western Flycatchers Fly

Western Flycatchers are Back

Western Flycatchers are Back

[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:

Flycatcher Nest

There will be four siblings this year:

Flycatcher Nest

Previous posts:

Bird’s Nest for Camera Day

Bird Nest Update

Western Flycatcher Update

Western Flycatcher Progress

Western Flycatchers Fly

Western Flycatcher Progress

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.  

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-24-2013

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-24-2013

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-25-2013

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-28-2013

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-28-2013

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-28-2013

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-29-2013

Beautiful wings!  Almost ready to fly!

Baby Western Flycatchers 07-29-2013

To see the Mama and her eggs, click here.

To see the newborns, click here.

To see last week’s update, click here.