Friday, February 26, 2021

Aspen Buds Opening - Sit Spot #760 - February 26, 2021








Trembing Aspen
Peuplier faux-tremble
(Populus tremuloides)
All we needed was a bit of sunshine!





February 26, 2021 11:05 a.m.
Sit 760 : Brush Pile W : Sunny
-1° (-5°) SE 13-20 kph 69% humidity

Crows,
Trees squeaking in wind,
(Traffic noises),
(Jet - Allegiant Airlines flight 1554...),

Extras:
6:40 Cardinals singing,

Along the Trails -
Donkey,
Crows,
Cardinals,
Mourning Doves,
Rooster,
Chickadees "fee bee" calls,
Trembling Aspen buds opening!

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -
Blue Jays,
Cardinals,
Chickadees,
Crow,
Mourning Doves,
Goldfinches,
Juncos,
White-breasted Nuthatches,
Downy Woodpecker,
Black Squirrels,
Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site #1 - East Pond





Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sit Spot #759 - February 25, 2021










Photo Site #2 - East Willow




February 25, 2021 10:45 a.m.

Sit 759  : Brush Pile W : Mostly Sunny 

-2° (-8°) W 20-30 kph  69% humidity 


Crows,

Dogs barking in distance,

(Traffic noises),

Chickadees,

(Jet  - JetBlue Airways flight 2430…),

Bluebird calling,


Extras:

Along the trails -

Donkey, 

Rooster,

Blue Jays ,

Crows, 

Chickadees ,

Cardinal,

Bluebird,

3 White-tailed Deer,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Crow,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Greenhouse - Sit Spot #758 - February 24, 2021








One of the February Plan B Organic Greenhouses
Soon to have green showing




February 24, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Sit 758  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+5° (0°)  SW 30-45 kph 70% humidity 


Chickadees,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet  - Delta Airlines flight 324…),

Tree branches squeaking in wind,


Extras:

Along the trails -

Donkey,

Rooster,

Cardinal singing,

Chickadees "dee dee dee" calls,

Mourning Doves,


P.m. Along Powerline Road -

Flock of Snow Buntings,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,


Lady Bug in Kitchen.





Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow






Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Heal-all - Choices - Sit Spot #757 - February 23, 2021







Heal-all Remnants
Left outside - Right inside for 12 hours







Path Choices at Sunset



February 23, 2021 11:50 a.m.

Sit 757 : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+2°(-4°) W 30-41 kph 87% humidity 


Wind in trees,

(Traffic noises),

Unidentified bird chirps,


Extras:

Along the Trails -

Chickadee "fee bee" calls,

Rooster,

Blue Jays,

Fleur-Ange saw an Owl in flight 

   across south ravine,

I took photos of Heal-all in snow

   to compare with indoor photos,

Crows,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrels.





Photo Site #8 - West Pond


Monday, February 22, 2021

Stains on Snow - Sit Spot #756 - February 22, 2021













No, not urine
but probably sap
but why?
Under many, but not all
Walnut Trees,
Apple Trees, 
Black Cherry Trees
Conifers, 
& at least one Manitoba Maple



February 22, 2021 11:20 a.m.

Sit 756  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy with light rain 

+2° (-3°) SW 24-33 kph  87% humidity 


Wind in trees,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet  - United Airlines flight 79…),


Extras:

Along the Trails -

Rooster crowing,

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Chickadees,

But mostly very quiet . . .

Strange yellowish stains on snow

   under many but not all 

   Walnut Trees, Apple Trees, Conifers


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Crow,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Tree Sparrow,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Ladybug inside the kitchen.





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail