Scene in Edmonds: Marsh birds

— Photos taken at the Edmonds Marsh by Bill Ray.

  1. Please remember to fill your birdbaths. Today in my yard it was just filled with thirsty birds. Hummingbirds too. It was pretty amazing. I had to refill my birdbath twice today after the initial full birdbath. And no Blue Jays or Crows. They tend to really knock out the water. Today it was all sorts of birds. They were on my roof too! It was sort of reminiscent of the Alfred Hitchcock movie. But in a good way. Ha

  2. Yes, beautiful shots! And Deborah you are right about the birdbaths! I had three Spotted Towhees visiting yesterday!!!

    1. Excellent. They are so cute the Towhee. I used to have a lot of red finches here and in the early spring the yellow finch would pop by on the way to the mountains. Not so much the last couple of years. I am not sure why this is, but I miss them. Here is a little story for you Delores. My husband and I had a dear friend from home, but he moved to Portland area to work when we came here over 30 years ago. Mark was a great guy. He found out he had stage 4 lung cancer in 2000. It was from asbestos. He came here and stayed with us, and I took care of him. He would lay out here on the sofa and watch the birds. He would yell to me Deb its Yellow Bird and I would come running to watch with him. He told me before he died to watch every spring and the first “yellow bird” I saw would be him. I always look for Yellow Bird in the spring. It’s a happy time now. It makes me smile and looking at Bills photo reminded me again of Mark and Yellow Bird. Take care Delores. Deb.

  3. If that’s a goldfinch, it’s the scruffiest I’ve ever seen. Definitly a bad hair day. Did it just fall out of its nest?

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