Just searching for the good stuff .
Posted on June 4, 2021
by Bonnie Rae
Billy Frank Jr Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Category: Finding Joy, Love, NisquallyTags: #billyfrankjrnisquallynationalwildliferefuge, #birdsong, #camera, #kitsap #pnwphotographer, #nisquallywildliferefuge, #weasels, Attention
Precious shots, Bonnie Rae! 🌞
Thanks ! I’ve finally discovered the pure joy of letting nature do all of the work 😍
Correction on my earlier comment: nice photos of the marten (not fisher). I’m blaming my mistake on the rum and coke I drank before posting. 😀
Hahaha … yeah, rum has a way of doing that, aay ? I didn’t know what a fisher was, so I’m glad for the “cocktail effect”.
More great photos of the fisher! Wow! Love the cedar waxwings too – one of my favorites. The small mammal looks like some kind of vole.
Yes, a vole ! The waxwings have come back by the dozens. Someday I’ll see a cardinal, but until then, I have these handsome creatures !
Your photos are wonderful. What fabulous captures. I’ve loved the cedar waxwing for a long time, but did not know about this mating ritual, and how lucky you are for being there for the berry-passing. <3 I didn't realize how yellow the chest of a weasel can be.
Thanks so much ! Yes, that is the sweetest ritual ever. By simply showing up and paying attention I get to witness the most amazing things.
Wonderful moments beautifully captured!
Thank you so much ! I like to let my photo subjects do all the work !
Better and better. I love the ‘serenity’ photo.
Thanks so much. Something very special about the light there …
The most entertaining part of the whole morning was coming towards the parking lot and looking at the ‘birders’ or should I say ‘weaslers’ at the end of the road. Who knew that a small group of rodents would be able to draw so much attention from the humans? It was priceless!
The picture of the Cedar Waxwings passing the berry for their mating ritual was a gift!
It was a wonderful morning. A little like our “owl day” in that it won’t likely be repeated. Grateful, as always, for my good fortune.
Oh my goodness. Great captures.
Thanks, Gretchen. It’s been a very good week for beautiful creatures ! I am so lucky.
Incredible photos! That weasel is stunning. And I’ve fallen in love with the cedar waxwings. Thank you.
Thank you ! I gotta say that this place never disappoints. Every day I show up, no expectations and a lot of wonder. I’ve fallen in love with those waxwings too . And those weasels … swoon ♡
Weasels get a bad rap – to weasel your way into something, they had a weasely face – but theyr’e as cute as a puppy!
They are both clever and ferocious. Something about that combination makes me think they also are survivors. (And cute, of course …)
Cute story! ♥️
Pretty much how it all unfolded today. Cuteness overload !
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