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Day 54/183: A walk through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

As we begin Week 2 of lockdown, I find myself more inclined to revisit the times before covid-19 transformed our lives. The photos below were taken on my most recent visit to my parents earlier this month. We always go to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge when I see them, as it’s only a short drive on the freeway from their house. This was one of the best trips for bird-watching that we’ve ever had, and that’s even counting the time we saw a nesting bittern.

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It were a cold and grey day on the marshes.

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Circling hawk.

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Stark white tree trunk in the marshes.

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Brave little sparrow.

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Pintails dabbling for treats in the mud.

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The two big barns where migrating swallows nest in late spring. They also nest in the eaves of the Visitor Center.

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Pintail gliding over the water.

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Face down, ass up, that’s the way I like my ducks.

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Views over the marshes.

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My parents, walking.

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Wigeons dabbling in the marsh grass.

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Eagle! I almost missed it. This is the best shot I could get.

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Small but fierce song sparrow (I think?).

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Canada goose, guardian of the footpath.

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Floofy cattail.

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Male hooded merganser with his crest up.

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Finally, my parents being cute while holding Sockenmonster.

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