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Another Sunny Day at Nisqually

Considering the amount of rain we’ve had recently, I quickly seized on yesterday’s sunshine to head off to Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, my first chance to walk it since they opened the outside loop at the end of January. More than a few people seem motivated by the same idea.

I pointed out this American Bittern to a man and his mother whose pace seemed to match my own.

AmericanBittern

As it turned out, we spent most of the morning together and once again proved the old birding adage that three sets of eyes are always better than one set as his mother pointed out this beautiful heron right beside the trail

Great Blue Heron

and the son pointed out this impressive kestrel just as we were finishing our walk.

American Kestrel

All in all, it was a delightful day and a much need respite from the continual grey weather that has dominated this winter.