Tag Archives: wildlife

Western Flycatchers Grow Up

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

 

Western Flycatchers

06-30-2015

 

Western Flycatchers

07-01-2015

 

Western Flycatchers

07-01-2015

 

Western Flycatchers

07-07-2015

 

Western Flycatchers

07-07-2015

 

Western Flycatchers

07-07-2015

 

Western Flycatchers Empty Nest

07-12-2015

 

Previous posts:

Bird’s Nest for Camera Day

Bird Nest Update

Western Flycatcher Update

Western Flycatcher Progress

Western Flycatchers Fly

Western Flycatchers are Back

The Flycatcher Babies are Hatched

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

Olympic Game Farm

If you love wildlife, or have children, then you may want to make the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, WA, a destination.  This farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios for 28 years, and is a secure home for many types of animals.

You can get up close and personal by taking a driving tour.  You can even feed the animals wheat bread!

Olympic Game Farm

Peacocks abound!

Olympic Game Farm

Fallow Deer

Olympic Game Farm

Llamas

Olympic Game Farm

Yaks

Olympic Game Farm

Exuberant zebras!

Olympic Game Farm

Got bread?

Olympic Game Farm

How about those claws?!

Olympic Game Farm

Lots of friendly black and Kodiak bears!

Olympic Game Farm

Olympic Game Farm

Olympic Game Farm

Bengal Tiger

Olympic Game Farm

Siberian Tiger

Olympic Game Farm

Wolves

Olympic Game Farm

Elk…oh yes…he is alive and magnificent!

Olympic Game Farm

A regal lion.

Olympic Game Farm

Sleepy cougar.

Olympic Game Farm

Bison

The above is just a sampling of the wonderful wildlife to be seen at the farm.  There is also a petting farm, museum barn, education area and gift shop.  The farm is a great family place to visit!

*Clicking on a photo will produce a larger version.

Raccoon vs. Domestic Kitty Tracks

Just for the fun of it…

the difference between the raccoon’s shoe size and my barn cat’s shoe size.

Raccoon Tracks

The kitty paw prints are in the upper left corner.  The rest belong to the raccoon.

Seeing the tracks helps get a perspective on the animal’s size.