This morning at Nisqually I met up with “the crew” for a morning of owl watching. I call them “the crew” because there are many of us that met just before/ during/ after the pandemic through our mutual love of nature. I love them. We might never have met if not for such an unusal coming together. Gifts are everywhere if we pay attention.
The Great-horned owls and their young offspring have been nesting far back in the trees. The young ones have yet to fledge so we know where to look for them. It’s a bit of a challenge and my pictures are not as clear as I would like, but I love sharing. Enjoy.
Below is the tree that holds the nest and if you enlarge this photo, you’ll see an owlet in the middle-right of the “w” formed by the tree trunks.
There is also another Mama getting our attention, a rufous hummingbird. In the photo below you can look for the nest dead-center. She’s an attentive mama and we tried not to linger so as not to stress her out. Beautiful, delicate creature
The swallows have returned to the barns and are claiming their nesting spots.
Friday I spent the day at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and saw all of these lovelies on the auto tour. Great weekend … and it’s not even over yet!