Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Ant on Cudweed - Sit Spot #604 - September 22, 2020












Ant visiting

Fragrant Cudweed/ aka Sweet Everlasting

gnaphale à feuilles obtuses

(Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium)



September 22, 2020 4:30 p.m.

Sit 604  : Brush Pile W : Mostly Sunny 

+23° (+23°) w 13-20 kph 31 % humidity 


Insect calls,

Blue Jays,

(Jet, traffic noise),

(Republic Airlines Flight 3651…),

Crickets,

People voices,

Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby ,

Canada Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Calico Aster blooming nearby,

Arrow-leaved Aster blooming nearby, 

Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Chipmunk Chipping,

Catbird,


Extras:

2:40 a.m. - Silence,


6:45 a.m. -

       Crows,

       (Traffic noise),


Along the trails -

Insect calls,

Little low flying beige moths,

Grasshoppers,

Blue Jays,

Cricket calls,

Chickadees,

Chipmunk Chipping,  

Sulphur Butterfly,

Cabbage White Butterfly,

Bat flying in p.m. west of house,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Rabbit,

Black Squirrels.





Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint








Monday, September 21, 2020

Moon - Crepes - Sit Spot #603







For 65 years, since I was 12, I have wanted
to take photos like this
of our moon. 
Finally I have a camera that will.
27.5% of the waxing moon showing this evening.







More history:
I have been taking on-line cooking classes
for a few weeks;
crepes were early on the new skills.
I am getting better at making them
and
eating is not a problem.


September 21, 2020 10:35 a.m.

Sit #603  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+14° (+14°)  se 7-11 kph 59% humidity 


Blue Jays,

Wind in trees,

(Jet, traffic noise),

(United Airlines flight 2377…),

Catbird,

Canada Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Insect calls,

(Prop Plane),

Calico Aster blooming nearby,

Arrow-leaved Aster blooming nearby,


Extras:


2:30 a.m. - Silence 


6:25 a.m. -

       1 calling insect,

       1 Goldfinch,

       (Traffic noises)


Along the trails -


Crows,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Northern Crescent Butterfly,

Many Insect calls,

Chipmunk Chipping,

Cabbage White Butterfly,

Sulphur Butterfly,

Small low flying beige moths,

Wooly Bear Caterpillar,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chipmunk,

Black Squirrels.

Gray Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.




Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail






Sunday, September 20, 2020

Feather - Moon - Sit Spot #602 - September 20, 2020

 




How does a feather end up in a hole in a leaf?







17.6% of  the waxing moon showing this evening . . .



September 20, 2020 9:50 a.m.

Sit 602  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+11° (+11°)  ne 6-9 kph  50% humidity 


Blue Jays,

Insect calls,

(Jet,traffic noise),

Chickadees,

Catbird,

(United Airlines flight 1236...),

Wind in trees,

Crows,

Goldfinches,

Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Canada Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Arrow-leaved Aster blooming nearby,

Calico Aster blooming nearby,

Raven,


Extras:


12:35 a.m. - Silence,


6:55 a.m. -

       Goldfinches,

       (Traffic noise),


Along the Trails - 

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Crickets calling in p.m.,

Low flying little beige moths in p.m.,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chipmunk,

Black Squirrels,

Gray Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #7 - 

Sunrise time from 2nd floor window










Saturday, September 19, 2020

Frost - Run - Sit Spot #601 - September 19, 2020









Early Morning Frost.
We had a little last Tuesday
but
this was more serious.






My Morning "Run"
I run one minute and then walk one minute. . .
Not too fast but I do finish.


September 19, 2020 5:35 p.m.

Sit 601  : Brush Pile W : Mostly cloudy 

+15° (+15°)  e 9-14 kph  36% humidity 



Blue Jays,

Insect calls,

(Traffic noises),

Dog barking in distance,

Crows,

Prop Plane,

Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Canada Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Chipmunk,

Calico Aster blooming nearby,

Arrow-leaved Aster blooming nearby,

Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,


Extras:


12:30 a.m. - Silence


6:45 a.m. - 

       Rooster in distance

       (Traffic noise),

       Frost on the ground!,


Along the Trails - 

Praying Mantis,

Green Stink Bug,

Cedar Waxwings,

Little low flying beige moths,

Insect calls,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Black Squirrels.




Photo Site #1 - East "Pond"










Green Stink Bug












Friday, September 18, 2020

Finches - Grasshopper - Sit Spot #599 - September 18, 2020










Male Purple Finch








 

Female Purple Finch








Two Striped Grasshopper




September 18, 2020 11:00 a.m.

Sit 600  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+12° (+10°) n15-23 kph 44% humidity 


Flicker,

Blue Jays,

Catbird,

Robin,

Cricket & Insect calls, 

(Traffic noises),

Wind in trees,

Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Canada Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Arrow-leaved Aster blooming nearby,

Calico Aster blooming nearby, 

Bees on the Goldenrods,

(Prop Plane),

Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,


Extras:


12:30 a.m. - Silence


6:45 a.m. - Insect noises

                  (Traffic noises)


Along the Trails -

Flicker,

Blue Jays,

Spring Peepers,

Grasshoppers,

Chickadees,

Small, low flying, beige moths,

Yellow Jacket Wasps


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

1st Purple Finches of the year,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

Black Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail








Thursday, September 17, 2020

Light & Shadow - Nuthatch - Sit Spot #599 - September 17, 2020







 Playing with Light, Shadow, Focus





Red-Breasted Nuthatch

September 17, 2020 10:30 a.m.

Sit 599  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+ 15° (+14°)  n 13-20 kph 72% humidity 


Blue Jays,

Catbird,

Canada Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Bees on Goldenrods,

Chickadees,

(Train, Traffic noises)

Calico Aster blooming nearby,







Extras:


12:15 a.m. - Cricket & Insect calls


6:45 a.m. - 

       Cricket & Insect calls

       (Traffic noise)


Along the Trails - 

Cricket & Insect calls,

Crows,

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Warbler,

Garter Snake,

Blackbirds flocking again, 

Little low flying beige moths,

Cabbage White Butterflies,

Sulphur Butterflies,

Bats in p.m.5


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

1st Red-breasted Nuthatch this year,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Black Squirrels.




Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint








Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Nuthatch - Dove - Sit Spot #598 - September 16, 2020









There must have been a hawk or other predator round as this White-breasted Nuthatch sat in this position on top of our bird feeder without moving for at least 5 minutes this morning and a Mourning Dove was also frozen in position under the feeder for the same time. It gave me lots of time for taking photos.






Mourning Dove Under the Bird Feeder


September 16, 2020 10:50 a.m.

Sit 598  : Brush Pile W : Hazy

+17° (+17°) sw 15-23 kph 83% humidity 


Catbird,

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Wind in trees,

Crickets & insects calling, 

Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Canada Goldenrod blooming nearby,

Arrow-leaved Aster blooming nearby,

(Train, Traffic noise),

Bees visiting Goldenrods,

Calico Aster blooming nearby,


Extras:


2:00 a.m. - Cricket & Insect calls


6:50 a.m. - Cricket and Insect calls 

       (Traffic noises)


Along the trails -

Blue Jays, 

Crows,

Northern Crescent Butterflies, 

Sulphur Butterfly,

Cabbage White Butterflies, 

Crickets & insects calling,  

Bat in p.m.,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Flicker,

Goldfinches,

Hummingbird,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Black Squirrels.




Photo Site #2 - East Willow