Sunny Day at Nisqually

Yesterday was that sunny day I’ve been waiting for since last Wednesday. And although I had to skip my favorite class at the YMCA, yoga, I, and a whole lot of other people, headed out for Nisqually early in the morning. Although there was a slight chill in the air, the increasing number of birds and the leaves budding forth

leaf buds

made it clear Spring is definitely here and summer is soon to follow.

Though I didn’t see much I haven’t seen before, but I did manage to get a better shot of a Yellow Rumped Warbler

Yellow Rumped Warbler

than I’ve ever gotten before, though it certainly left lots of room for improvement.

I’m finding that I’ve already gotten pictures of the easier birds to photograph, and it’s going to take more work, and luck, to get good pictures of the others. I’m going to have to spend more time out in the field.

I did manage to get my best shot ever of a marsh wren.

Marsh Wren

I was rather surprised at how close he let us get before flying away, until I realized he was trying to lead us away from the nest his mate was busily preparing.

Wren with Nesting Materials

8 thoughts on “Sunny Day at Nisqually”

  1. My cat watched as I scrolled down the screen to view your wonderful bird pictures today. She began taking a bath. I am still in awe, especially of the nest builder.

  2. Amazing pictures as always, Loren. I’m just catching up with things and was so glad to see your wonderful photos of birds and spring buds. Here in New Jersey it is also finally spring. It’s about time!

  3. What a lovely wren. I only started paying attention to birds a year ago, and I didn’t realise how different they all are – amazing what you don’t see when you’re not looking properly. Hope you’re well, Loren.

  4. Yes, fiona, I’m amazed at how much I managed to miss for so many years.

    I wonder how much I’m still missing?

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