wow!! Busy time. We were in Seattle area for about two weeks and had a great time with Donna, Peter , and Finn including nearly a week of 2 on 1 with 3yr old Finn and could barely keep up. Hiking, swimming, tulip farms, biking, Vancouver Aquarium, space needle, rode the ducks and more. Home briefly and off again.
Last evening, we got back from Homer Shorebird Festival. Busy but fun time that included a 3hr cruise and a 4+ hour cruise and other activities. we spied lots of prerequisite bald eagles, thousands of murres but only tens of murelets. Glaucus winged, herring and mew gulls, thousands of black legged kittiwakes. Plovers, dowitchers, and sandpipers. Shovelers, pintails, mallards, greenwinged teal, and widgeons. sandhill cranes. And more, too.
This morning, I found that the crocus are long gone, but an entire phalanx of daffodils and other spring bulbs are showing and tulips are getting started. But also found lots of chickadee activity in the yard and finally spotted one pop into the nesting box. None last year, maybe some hatchlings this year.