Sunday, July 12, 2020

Bedstraw - Sit Spot - July 12, 2020





Rough Bedstraw
gaillet piquant
(Galium asprellum)

July 12, 2020 11:05
Sit 533  : Brush Pile W : Mostly Sunny 
+22° (25°) W 17-26 kph  67% humidity 

Mosquitoes,
Towhee,
(Traffic noises),
Blue Jay,
(Jet),
(Southwest Airlines flight 2152...),
Red-tailed Hawk,
Field Sparrow,
White Vervain blooming nearby, 
Dames Rocket blooming nearby,
Agrimony blooming nearby,  
Lopseed blooming nearby,  
Enchanters Nightshade blooming nearby,  
White Avens blooming nearby,  
(Prop Plane),
Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Extras:

1:00 a.m. from 2nd floor window - Fireflies,

5:40 a.m. from 2nd floor window -
       Crows,
       House Wren,
       Mourning Doves,
       Field Sparrow,

Along the trails -
Pewee,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Towhee,
Blue Jays,
Cardinal,
Northern Pearly-eye butterfly,
Cabbage White Butterfly,
Monarch Butterfly,
Many Gypsy Moths,  
Phoebe,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jay,
Bluebirds,
Cardinal,
Cowbirds,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Robin,
Chipping Sparrow,
House Wren,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels,
Red Squirrels.


Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail






Saturday, July 11, 2020

Dragonfly - Sit Spot - July 11, 2020





Widow Skimmer Dragonfly


July 11, 2020 6:20 p.m.
Sit 532  : Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 
+26° (+31°) NW 30-39 kph  56% humidity 

Goldfinches,
Towhee,
Mosquitoes,
Wind in trees,
(Traffic noises),
Dames Rocket blooming nearby,
Agrimony blooming nearby,
Lopseed blooming nearby,
Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,
White Vervain blooming nearby,
(Train),
Enchanters Nightshade blooming nearby,


Extras:

2:00 a.m. - From 2nd floor window - Fireflies 

5:40 a.m. - From 2nd floor window - 
       Pewee,
       Crows,
       Warbling Vireo,

Along the trails -
Catbird,
Redstart,
Robins,
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly,
1st Elecampane blooming,
1st Rough Bedstraw blooming,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Blue Jay,
Crows,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Hummingbird,
White-breasted Nuthatch,
Robin,
Chipping Sparrow,
Downy Woodpecker,
House Wren,
Chipmunk,
Black Squirrels.




Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint





Friday, July 10, 2020

Stinkhorn - Flicker - Red Squirrel - Sit Spot - July 10, 2020




Dog Stinkhorn Mushroom







Flicker
(Fleur-Ange thinks it is a young one.)







Red Squirrel
He was in a tree above my sit spot
and dropping bits of fruit and twigs on my head.



July 10, 2020 11:00 a.m.
Sit 531  :  Brush Pile W   : Sunny 
+29° (+37°) s 13-20 kph  59% humidity 

Catbird,
(Jet)
(Frontier Airlines flight 2867...)
Field Sparrow,
Red Squirrel just over my head,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
(Prop Plane)
Crows,
Dames Rocket blooming nearby,
White Vervain blooming nearby,
Agrimony blooming nearby,
White Avens blooming nearby,
Lopseed blooming nearby,
Enchanters Nightshade blooming nearby,
Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,
Robin,
Black-billed Cuckoo,

Extras:

12:45 a.m. - From 2nd floor window - Fireflies 

5:40 a.m.-
       Pewee,
       Cardinal,
       Crows,
       House Wren

Along the trails -
Common Yellowthroat,
Catbird,
Dog Stinkhorn Mushroom,
Wood Nymph butterfly 
Red-winged Blackbirds,
Crows,
1st 'Purple Flowering Coneflower,
Mourning Doves 
Towhee ,
American Toad,
Cardinal,
Monarch Butterfly,
Field Sparrow,
Northern Pearly-eye butterfly  
Redstart,
Flicker,

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

I see lots of Wood Nymph & Northern Pearly-eye butterflies every day and also what are probably the Cabbage White and Sulphur butterflies too but most of the time the keep moving and I am not sure of their identifications. Monarch Butterflies are few and far between this year. I usually only see one a day.


Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint






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