Mother’s Day at Theler Wetlands

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:

Mallard with Ducklings

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:

Rufous Hummingbird

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:

male Northern Pintail

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

Barn Swallow

and the Violet-Green Swallows

Violet-Green Swallow

have finally joined the Tree Swallows at Theler Wetlands.

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