Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sit Spot (and more later tomorrow)



March 31, 2020, 5:54 p.m.
Sit 430 : Brush Pile W : Cloudy
+4º (0º) ne 19 - 28 kph 98 % humidity

Robins,
Woodpecker drumming,
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Song Sparrow,
Crows,
(Traffic noises)
Cardinal,

Extras:
5:50 a.m. Spring Peepers from all directions
6:30 a.m. Wild Turkeys and Robins calling
White-tailed Deer
Blue Jays,
Chickadees,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Black Squirrel
Grey Squirrel
Evidence of Pileated Woodpecker (Nest building?)


(My usual Photo Site photo and photos re Pileated Woodpecker
will be up tomorrow. )


Monday, March 30, 2020

Sit Spot & Rhubarb - March 30, 2020




March 30, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
Sit 429 : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 
+6° (+2) w 26_39 kph 83% humidity 

Song Sparrow,
Mallard,
Cardinal  
Crows,
Mourning Doves,
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jays,
(Jet, traffic noise),
(JetSuite Air flight 307...)

Extras:
2:00 p.m. Phoebe calling!
Chickadees,
Goldfinches,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels 
Rabbit & White-tailed Deer 
     on Game Camera.

Our Rhubarb is up!




Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail





Very Early Rhubarb Leaves





Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sit Spot & First Coltsfoot of the Season - March 29, 2020




March 29, 2020 9:03 a.m.
Sit 428 : Brush Pile E Cloudy with rain 
+5° (+2°) e 15-23 100% humidity 

Cardinal,
Crows,
Raindrops on tarp,
Blue Jays,
(Rain on iPhone so could 
not access keyboard for 10
minutes)

Extras:
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Chickadees,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Robins,
Song Sparrow,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels,

Coltsfoot blooming !
Highwinds all afternoon and into evening.
Hard to hear any birds.
Spring Peepers could be heard by west pond.






Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint






Coltsfoot




Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sit Spot and a Moss - March 28, 2020




March 28, 2020 9:13 a.m 
Sit 427 : Brush Pile E : Cloudy with rain 
+3° (0°) NE 11-17 95% humidity 

Mourning Doves,
Woodpecker drumming,
Crows,
Song Sparrows,
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jays,
Unidentified chirps,
Rooster,
Wind in trees,
Raindrops on tarp,
Mallards,
(Traffic noises)

Extras:
5:50 Spring Peepers and American Woodcocks calling
6:50 Wind chimes almost drowning out Robins,                
        Cardinals & Spring Peepers
5 White-tailed Deer 
Chickadees,
Goldfinches,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Downy Woodpecker,
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Rabbit,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrel.




Photo Site #2 -  East Willow




Unidentified Moss




Friday, March 27, 2020

Sit Spot & Red Trillium Shoots - March 27, 2020




March 27, 2020 10:04
Sit 426 : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 
+2° (0°) NW 4-6 kph 85% humidity 

Crows,
Woodpecker drumming,
Song Sparrow,
Chickadees,
Cardinal,
(Neither jets nor traffic today!)

Extras:
6:45 a.m. Robins, Cardinals, Mallards, 
     and Spring Peepers calling
10:30 a.m. Tundra Swans flying overhead 
Early afternoon: Wood Frogs, Chorus Frogs, &
     Spring Peepers all calling
Rabbit in west meadow
Red-winged Blackbirds
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Downy Woodpecker,
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels,
Red Trilliums shoots getting larger
Spring Beauty leaves up
Saw first butterfly of season 
      probably Question-mark but maybe Comma




Photo Site #1 - East Pond




Red Trillium Shoots





Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sit Spot & Hairy Bittercress - March 26, 2020



March 26, 2020 9:12 a.m. 
Sit 425 : Brush Pile W : Sunny 
+5° (+4°) s 5-7 kph  78% humidity 

Blue Jays,
Cardinals,
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Unidentified chirps,
(Jet, traffic noise)
Mourning Doves,
Robins,
Cowbirds,
Gulls,
Crows,
(JetSuite Air flight 307...)

Extras:
6:45 - Robins and Cardinals incredibly loud!
Killdeer,
Song Sparrows,
TREE SWALLOW on bird house!
Chickadees,
Goldfinches,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Starlings,
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Chipmunk,
Coyote on Stelth Cam
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels,
Rabbit
White-tailed Deer on Stealth Cam




Photo Site #4 -North Ridge Trail




Hairy Bittercress
Cardamine hérissée
(Cardamine hirsuta)





Close up photo of hairs on leaf stems






Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sit Spot, Breakfast, First Leaves - March 25, 2020



March 25, 2020 9:45 a.m.
Sit 424 : Brush Pile W : Sunny 
(Weather app not working)

Song Sparrow,
Cardinal,
Woodpecker drumming,
Honeysuckle leaves opening,
Flicker,
(Train, Jet, traffic noise)
Crows,
(Jet Suite Air flight 307...)

Extras:
6:10 a.m. only American Woodcock calling,
6:50 a.m. Robins, Mallards, Cardinals, &
        Wild Turkeys calling

Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jays,
Chickadees,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels,
Red Squirrel,
Rabbit.




Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint




Apple Crumble for Breakfast






First Shrub Leaves - Honeysuckle Species






Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sit Spot - March 24. 2020




March 24, 2020 3:17 p.m.
Sit 423 : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 
+4 ° (+2°) se 9-14 kph  81% humidity 

Cardinals,
Robins,
(Train, Jet, traffic noise)
Unidentified chirps,
Crows,
(JetSuite Air flight 307...)
Gulls.

Extras:
Robins, Cardinals, Woodcock & a Mallard 
chattering @ 6:40 this morning 

Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jays,
Chickadees,
Mourning Doves,
Grackles,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatch.
Starlings,
Downy Woodpecker,
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Song Sparrow,
Chipmunk
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels,
1 White-tailed Deer



Photo Site #2 - East Willow




Photo of Red Maple Tree Flowers 
taken a few years ago.
They are blooming now but 
the flowers I have seen are too high up to photograph. 





Fleur-Ange saw this deer
that the dog and I both missed.
It was across the valley to the south
of our property.



Monday, March 23, 2020

Snowy Sit Spot - March 23, 2020



March 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.
Sit 422 : Brush Pile E : Cloudy with snow 
0° (-4°) NE 11-17 kph  97% humidity 

Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jays,
(Jet, traffic noise)
(JetSuite Air flight 307...),
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Crows,

Extras:
Cardinals,
Chickadees,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Robins,
Downy Woodpecker, 
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels.


Photo Site #1 - East Pond



 

Along the Trail



View from my brush pile.
I do not like how it looks here
but I cannot seem to take it off.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sit Spot - March 22, 2020



March 22, 2020 9:35 a.m.
Sit 421 : Brush Pile W : Sunny 
-4° (-8°) ne 11-17 kph  63 % humidity 

Woodpecker drumming,
Cardinals,
Crows,
Mourning Doves,
Chickadees,
Red-winged Blackbirds,
(Jet, very little traffic )
(JetSuite Air flight 307...)
Eastern Bluebirds,
Prop Plane

Extras:
6:10 a.m. American Woodcock & Great Horned Owl 
7:00 a.m. Wild Turkeys & Robins,
Blue Jays,
Goldfinches,
Grackles,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Downy Woodpecker,
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Chipmunk,
Grey Squirrels.



Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail



Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sit Spot - March 21, 2020



March 21, 2020 21 9:14 a.m.
Sit 420 ; Brush Pile W : Sunny 
-7° (-13°) n 13-20 69% humidity 

Crows,
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Cardinals,
Goldfinches,
(Jet, traffic noise) 

Extras:
Song Sparrow,
Tree Sparrow,
Blue Jays,
Chickadees,
Mourning Doves,
Grackles,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Starlings,
Downy Woodpecker,
Red-bellied Woodpecker.




Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint



Friday, March 20, 2020

Sit Spot & Elm Flowers




March 20, 2020 8:52
Sit 419 : Brush Pile E, Cloudy 
+15° (+13°) SW 35-48 kph 92% humidity 

Rabbit,
Mourning Doves,
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Cardinals,
Crows,
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Wind in trees,
(Traffic)
2 Mallards flying overhead 

Extras:
Turkey Vulture over road nearby
Chickadees,
Goldfinches,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Downy Woodpecker,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site #2 East Willow





American Elm Flowers
(From several years ago when
our Elms were alive. Time to
look again for Elms and flowers.)