in spite of the early morning hour we had to get up, ready ourselves, leave the house and arrive for the guided “bird-walk”, the grumpy teenager and the mosquitos, which “might-possibly-carry-the-west-nile-virus” according to our guide, we had a very beautiful saturday morning at the wetlands. i really encourage you to discover local, free events such as this one. it was a guided bird walk held by the audobon society and the water company: emwd. they provided snacks, water, coffee, cocoa, binoculars, pamphlets, you name it. it was a very educational day and it was fun!
i’ll post more pictures on flickr later, but this was definitely the highlight of our day:
a mama killdeer, acting like she had a broken wing, standing her ground telling us, a large group of strangers that we were waaay to close. too close to what?
her nest. right at our very feet, was this delicate little nest filled with 3 (make that 4) eggs (it was a long day, sorry). “camo eggs” said littlest son. indeed, it was a very beautiful day at the wetlands. thanks be to God for the unspeakable gifts He has given us in His creation and His creatures.
oh. and the grumpy teenager, he turned to me as we were leaving, driving down the “gravel” portion of the dirt road, ever so coolly, he said, “this really wasn’t so bad, mom.” no son, it wasn’t and i am glad all of my little birdies came!