Before I picked up Tyson and his family at the airport for an extended 4th of July weekend I managed to sneak in a quick trip to Theler Wetlands. Birding was actually rather poor, limited to the usual Red-Winged Blackbirds and Mallards with accompanying ducklings.
However, I did enjoy watching this Kingfisher fishing,
even if it was quite a ways away.
I’d resigned myself to taking pictures of flowers, like this newly emerged Coreopsis,
and this red and yellow lily
when I came around the corner of the garden to find a whole flock of Cedar Waxwings eating berries.
I would probably be enthralled with this picture
if I hadn’t taken an even better picture last year in exactly the same spot.
Luckily, such beauty seems ever new.