Sunday, January 24, 2021

East Pond - Sit Spot #727 - January 24, 2021










Photo Site #1 - East Pond
with just a touch of sunshine



January 24, 2021 10:35. a.m.

Sit 727  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-6° (-6°) Calm 73% humidity 


Crows,

Blue Jays,

(Train),


Extras:

Along the trails - 

Chickadees,

Crows,

Rooster,

Mourning Doves,

Blue Jays,

Dogs barking in distance,

Donkey in p.m.,

Canada Geese flying overhead in p.m.,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Crow,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Grey Squirrel.







Saturday, January 23, 2021

Old Run - Woodpecker - Sit Spot #726 - January 23, 2021







Half way point of my 6 day a week summer run
60 years ago in Kansas






Red-bellied Woodpecker
at our Ontario feeder today




January 23, 2021 5:10 p.m.

Sit 726  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-6° (-12°) W 17-26 kph  73% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Mourning Dove,


Extras:


Along the trails  -

Rooster,

Crows,

Blue Jay,

Chickadees,

Donkey,

Dogs barking in distance,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #9 - 
Looking out from the West Brush Pile






Friday, January 22, 2021

North Ridge Trail - Sit Spot #725 - January 22, 2021

 





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail



January 22, 2021 10:15 a.m.

Sit 725  : Brush Pile W ; Cloudy 

-3° (-10°) W  24-37 kph  74% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Unidentified bird chips,

Dogs barking in distance,

Tree branches squeaking in wind,

Wind in trees,


Extras:


Along the trails -

Donkey,

Rooster,

Chickadees,

Blue Jays,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch.

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.






Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sunrise - Cake - Sit Spot #724 - January 21, 2021









Sunrise with some clouds
Then it cleared








Cake for  my Birthday
What a Treat!




January 21, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Sit 724  : Brush Pile W : Sunny!

0° (-7°) SW 33-44 kph 74% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Wind in trees,

Dog barking in distance,

Crows in distance,

Tree branches squeaking in wind,


Extras:


Along the trails  -

Goldfinches,

Chickadees,

Crows,

Donkey,

Rooster,

Mourning Doves,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatch.

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.








Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail
and Wonderful Sunlight this Morning








Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tracks - Another Sunset - Sit Spot #723 - January 20, 2021









1st Wild Turkey Tracks of the year





Another Colourful Sunset!



January 20, 2021 10:35 a.m.

Sit 723  :Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-7° (-12°) W 11-17 kph 67% humidity 


Blue Jays,

(Traffic noises),

Chickadees,

(Train),


Extras:


Along the trails  -

Coyote\Dog tracks in yard,

Squirrel tracks in yard,

Donkey,

Rooster,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chickadees,

Crows,

White-tailed Deer,

Wild Turkey tracks in snow,

Another brilliant sunset,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatch.

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel.






Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint






Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sunset - Sit Spot #722 - January 19, 2021








A few minutes of colour near sunset



January 19, 2021 5:10 p.m.

Sit 722  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-2° (-6°) W  13-19 kph 64 % humidity 


Red Squirrel scurrying on ground,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet  - United Airlines flight 1842…),

2 Winter Wrens scolding,

I wonder if the wrens use the Sit spot as night shelter,


Extras:


Along the trails -

Rooster

Donkey

Probable Red-tailed Hawk over road - FA,

Cardinal by road - FA,

Crows in front forest - FA,

Tracks in fresh snow 

      from Deer, Squirrel, Rabbit in p.m.


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatch.





Photo Site #7 - 
Sunrise time from 2nd Floor Window






Monday, January 18, 2021

Squirrel - Sit Spot #721 - January 18, 2021









Our Birdseed Ring
is a bit too close to the bench on the porch . . .




January 18, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Sit 721  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-1° (-4°) SW 9-14 kph  93% humidity 


Blue Jays,

(Train),

(Traffic noises),


Extras:


Along the trails - 

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Donkey,

Rooster,

Black Squirrel,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Crows,

Blue Jays,

Pileated Woodpecker - heard (90% sure),

Downy Woodpecker - Road - FA,

Cardinal - Road - FA,

Juncos - Road - FA,

English Sparrows - Road - FA,

Neighbour’s Donkey heard for 1st time,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.








Photo Site #1 - East Pond






Sunday, January 17, 2021

Cat - Sit Spot 720 - January 17, 2021









Even our cat
is missing the sun




January 17, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Sit 720  : Brush Pile W  : Cloudy 

+1° (-4°) W 20-30 kph  80% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

(Jet - Republic Airlines Flight 8809...),


Extras:


Along the trails -

Rooster crowing,

Donkey braying,

Chickadees,

Crows,

Mourning Dove,

Red-tailed Hawk,

White-tailed Deer,

White-breasted Nuthatch,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.







Photo Site #2 - East Willow





Saturday, January 16, 2021

Flicker - Sit Spot #719 - January 16, 2021










First Flicker of 2021



January 16, 2021 3:55 p.m.

Sit 719  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+1° (-4°) W 17-26 kph 80% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

[Afternoon at sit spot - Ran 14.4 k in morning],


Extras:


Along the trails -

Chickadees,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Donkey braying,

Rooster crowing,

Crows,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Chickadees,

Mourning Dove,

Flicker,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels.




Photo Site #8 - West Pond





Friday, January 15, 2021

Mackenzie River (2002) - Sit Spot #718 - January 15, 2021











Part of the Mackenzie River Delta
near the Beaufort Sea
seen from a flight to Tuktoyaktuk
back in 2002



January 15, 2021 10:45 a.m.

Sit 718  Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+2° (-2°) E 17-26 kph  87% humidity 


Winter Wrens,

(Traffic noises),

(Train),


Extras:


Along the trails  -

Donkey braying,

Rooster crowing,

Almost all snow gone in yard,

Crows,

Blue Jays,

Wooly Bear Caterpillar found again on road - FA,

Witch Hazel still in bloom,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jay,

Chickadees,

Mourning Dove,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.





Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail





Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lichen - Sit Spot #717 - January 14, 2021










Sunburst Lichen
Found on limb in  the donkey's paddock
as I was playing pick up sticks
to clean up the paddock area.




January 14, 2021  10:40 a.m.

Sit 717  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+2° (0°) s 7-11 kph  87% humidity 


Unidentified bird chips,

Dog barking in distance,

(Traffic noises),

Bird tapping on tree,

(Jet - Southwest Airlines flight 756...),

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Crows,


Extras:


Along the trails  -

Chickadees,

Rooster crowing,

Crows,

24+ Eastern Bluebirds,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Mourning Doves,

Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria parietina),

Wooly Bear Caterpillar found on road - FA,

Cardinals along road - FA,

Juncos along the road - FA,

Witch Hazel still blooming,

Hairy Bittercress with a few open blooms,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail






Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sunset - Sit Spot #716 - January 13, 2021









Since last March
I have been trying to clean up
the property from unwanted trees & shrubs
and fallen limbs from past storms.
I still have work to do.
Meanwhile,
I am enjoying the little bits of colour
at the end of some days.




January 13, 2021 11:10 a.m.

Sit 716  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+1° (-4°) SW 20-30 kph  86% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

(American Airlines flight 2741...),


Extras:


Along the trails  -

Donkey braying,

Rooster crowing,

Chickadees,

Crows,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Blue Jays,

English Sparrows - Near Roadside - FA 

Witch Hazel still has blossoms


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.






Photo Site #6 - Close up of East Willow