Thursday, July 09, 2020

Moth - Deptford Pink - Butterfly - July 9, 2020





Plume Moth species
Silhouette from window







Deptford Pink






Baltimore Checkerspot
(Photo by Fleur-Ange)



July 9, 2020 10:40 a.m.
Sit 530  :  Brush Pile W  Sunny 
29° (36°) se 7-11 kph  55% humidity 

(Jet),
(PSA Airlines flight 5041...),
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,
Song Sparrow,
Crows,
Chipmunk  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Field Sparrow,
Robin,
(Prop Plane),
Dames Rocket blooming nearby,
White Vervain blooming nearby,
White Avens blooming nearby,
Agrimony blooming nearby,
Enchanters Nightshade blooming nearby,
Lopseed blooming nearby,
Mourning Doves,
Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Extras:

12:15 a.m. from 2nd floor window - Fireflies

5:40 a.m. from 2nd floor window -
       House Wren
       Cardinal
       Field Sparrow

Along the Trails - 
Peewee,
House Wren,
Common Yellowthroat, 
Green Frogs ,
Gulls,
Towhee,
Catbird,
Bluebirds,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak ,
Raven,
Turkey Vultures,
1st Deptford Pink blooming,
1st Elderberry reported yesterday,
1st Soapwort blooming,
1st Spotted Knapweed blooming,
1st Purple Crown Vetch blooming,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Cowbird,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Chipping Sparrow,
Downy Woodpecker,
House Wren,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels,
Red Squirrels.





Photo Site #1 - East Pond site
Pond gone for the season.





Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Trumpet Creeper- Wild Mint - Sit Spot - July 8, 2020





Trumpet Creeper
bignone radicant
(Campsis radicans)






Wild Mint
aka Field Mint
menthe des champs
(Mentha arvensis)


July 8, 2020 11:20 a.m.
Sit 529 Brush Pile W : Sunny 
+29° (+38° = 100°F) S 7-11 kph 63% humidity 

Crows,
Towhees,
Field Sparrow,
Song Sparrow,
Unidentified chirps,
Dames Rocket blooming nearby,
White Avens blooming nearby,
Heal-all blooming nearby 
Agrimony blooming nearby  
Lopseed blooming nearby,
Downy Woodpecker on grapevine,
Northern Pearly-eye butterfly,
Tall Buttercup blooming nearby 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Enchanters Nightshade blooming nearby,
Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,
Catlings Avens blooming nearby,

Extras :

12:15 a.m. Fireflies  

5:45 House Wren,

Along the trails -
Peewee,
Warbling Vireo,
1st Trumpet  Creeper blooming,
1st Wild Mint blooming,
Cardinal,
Common Yellowthroat,
Catbird,
Song Sparrow  
Insect calls,
Field Sparrow,
Blue Jays,
Redstart,
1st Virginia Mountain Mint  blooming,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jay,
Cardinal,
Cowbird,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Chipping Sparrow,
Downy Woodpecker,
House Wren,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels.

Side note: 
Fixed timing belt for lawnmower blades
for the second day in a row,
and
hit a stump and messed up the timing belt
for the third day in a row.


Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail





Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Spider - Moth - Sit Spot - July 7, 2020






Crab Spider on Yarrow flower





Virginia Ctenucha Moth on Daisy Fleabane flower





July 7, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Sit 528  : Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 
+34° (+41°=106F) sw 17-26 kph 41% humidity 

Cardinal,
(Train, Traffic noises, jet)
(American Airlines flight 1976...)
Mosquitoes,
Unidentified chirps,
White Avens blooming nearby,
Agrimony blooming nearby,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Agrimony blooming nearby,
Enchanters Nightshade blooming nearby,
Catlings Avens blooming nearby,
Healall blooming nearby,
Lopseed blooming nearby,

Extras:

5:40 a.m. from window
       Cardinals,
       House Wren,
       Crows,
       Pewee,

Along the trails-
Northern Pearly-eye butterfly,
Blue Jays,
Downy Woodpecker,
Towhees,
Catbird,
Field Sparrow,
Common Yellowthroat,
Crab Spider,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Cardinal,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Chipping Sparrow,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Red Squirrels.




Photo site #6
Close up of West Willow
and Leroy our donkey








Monday, July 06, 2020

Butterfly - Rabbit - Sit Spot - July 6, 2020





Northern Pearly-eye butterfly







Bunny by the Bird Feeder


July 6, 2020 10:25 a.m.
Sit 527 ; Brush Pile W  ; Mostly Sunny 
+28° (+34°) e 9-14 kph  54% humidity 

Blue Jays,
House Wren,
Mosquitoes,
Flies,
Towhees,
Catbird,
Cardinal,
White Avens blooming nearby,
Enchanters Nightshade blooming nearby 
Dames Rocket blooming nearby  
Agrimony blooming nearby,
Lopseed blooming nearby,
Tall Buttercup blooming nearby,
Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Extras:

2:00 a.m. from window 
       Some fireflies,
       1 mosquito !

5:30 a.m. from window
       Black-billed Cuckoo,
       Crows,
       Mourning Doves,
       Cardinals,

Along the trails -
Green Frogs calling,
Common Yellowthroat,
Bluebirds,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jay,
Cardinal,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Hummingbird,
Chipping Sparrow,
Chipmunk,
Rabbit,
Black Squirrels.


Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail






Sunday, July 05, 2020

Lopseed - Sit Spot - July 5, 2020





Lopseed
phryma à épis grêles
(Phryma leptostachya)



July 5, 2020 10:47 a.m.
Sit 526  Brush Pile W  Mostly Sunny 
+26° (+26°) e 4-6 kph  36% humidity 

Field Sparrow,
(Traffic noises)
Unidentified chirps,
Towhee,
Mosquitoes,
Flies,
White Avens blooming nearby,
Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,
Agrimony blooming nearby,
Lopseed blooming nearby,

Extras:

12:45 a.m. From upstairs window - 
       Only 1 firefly flashing
       A bat flew by so close that it touched my hair

5:40 a.m. From upstairs window -
       Cardinal,
       Field Sparrow,
       Crows,
       Pewee

Along the Trails -
Black-billed Cuckoo,
House Wren,
Killdeer,
Warbling Vireo,
Mourning Doves,
Common Yellowthroat,
Catbird,
Towhee,
Bluebirds,
Garter Snake,
1st Red-stemmed Plantain blooming,
1st New Jersey Tea blooming,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Cardinal,
Cowbird,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Chipping Sparrow,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Red Squirrels.


Photo Site #7
Sunrise time from second floor window.
(Most of the sunrise times have looked
just like this for days now.
Clear and cool before the heat.)