[Tweeters] Juanita Bay Anna's Hummingbird nest

Gary Luhm gluhm at comcast.net
Fri Jun 3 14:57:50 PDT 2022

While birding this morning at Juanita Bay Park I discovered that a rather well-known but well-hid Anna's Hummingbird nest had been gardened. Someone hopped the boardwalk, trimmed willow branches, and made the hidden nest easy to see. So sad that someone out of ignorance felt the need to get a better photo, putting in jeopardy a young family. The nest is now visible along a broad swath as well as from above. Probability of discovery by a crow or jay is high.

We all need to consider the well-being of the birds we love before making rash decisions in pursuit of a photo. Consider always the well-being of the bird.

A short refresher on ethics can be found at Eastside Audubon: https://www.eastsideaudubon.org/birding-ethics

Gary Luhm

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