Songbirds at Theler

Although shorebirds are the highlight of the Spring here in the Pacific Northwest, locally songbirds are much more prevalent, especially at the Theler Wetlands in Belfair. My favorite bird this time of year is the Tree Swallow, but so far I haven’t managed to capture a picture of one. So last Friday I had to settle for this shot of a Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

sitting on the railing where I usually get the best Tree Swallow shots.

It was sunny and quite “birdy” there Friday, though some people might not be impressed by Gold-Crowned Sparrows,

Gold-Crowned Sparrow

upside down Chickadees,

Black-Capped Chickadee

or feisty Ruffous Hummingbirds

Ruffous Hummingbird

protecting their territory from other males.