Leslie and I went to Belfair on Mother’s Day, and Leslie thought I should get a picture of this mallard and her flock. Unfortunately, I could never manage to get a picture with all of the ducklings in the picture, but here are most of them:
Leslie also wanted me to get a shot of this Rufous Hummingbird, which turned out much better than I thought it would since the sun was behind it and it flew away before I get to the other side of it:
While Leslie was looking up, I was looking across the creek at the far bank, where ducks tend to gather. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a picture of a Northern Pintail out of the water before. I was rather surprised that the color of the feet matched the beak:
I know that if I were that beautiful I would be careful not to get my white feathers muddy.
Without a doubt, my favorite birds at Belfair this time of year are the Swallows. The barn swallows
and the Violet-Green Swallows
have finally joined the Tree Swallows at Theler Wetlands.