@loon and Tomo striking off across a field. Moments like this bring many memories of thru-hiking the AT, and the diversity of beauty that the trail can bring.
This is a very tolerant mama bird... we couldn't have been the first ones to snap a ton of photos of her beautiful family. Judging by the other nests nearby, this isn't the first time either. I guess humans are less risk than having a nest outside of the shelter. It renews my faith in humanity a bit :-)