It may not be home, but Theler and Port Orchard are certainly my at-home birding destinations. Rain or shine, I try to get there at least once a week when we’re home. In other words, I have a lot of shots on my hard drive that I’ve never posted, that I’m just now getting back to sorting out.
One of the special delights of late summer is watching the American Goldfinch (Washington’s state bird) eating thistles.
Nothing says sunshine quite like golden feathers flashing back the mid-day sun.
Late summer is also a great time to see juvenile birds, like this Downy Woodpecker,
or this juvenile Tree Swallow.
Occasionally you even encounter a never-before-seen frog/toad in the middle of the path who looks like he's been here long before you ever were.