Sunday, May 09, 2021

Oriole - Sit Spot #832 - May 9, 2021









1st Baltimore Oriole
at our feeder area




Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:20 a.m. 

Sit 832   :  Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 

+9° (+8°)  E 7-11 kph  49% humidity 


Dog barking in distance,

Cardinal,

(Jet -Air Canada flight 900...),

Blue Jays,

(Train),

Song Sparrow,

Neighbour on Motorcycle,

Woodpecker drumming,

Crows,

Unidentified bird calls,


Extras:

At Sunrise -

Blue Jays, 

Mourning Doves, 

Field Sparrow, 

Cardinal,

Crows,

House Wren,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Frost again,


Along the trails -

Field Sparrows,

Cardinals,

Mourning Doves,

Crows,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Chickadees,

1st Oriole heard, then seen, here,

Blackberry leaves opening,

Yellow Warbler calling,

Catbird,

Rabbit,

1st Common Yellowthroat singing,

1st Hooked Buttercup blooming,

Cowbird,

Tree Swallows,

1st Dog Violet identified 

    (blooming for a few days),


Other Wild Flowers seen today -

Wild Apple Tree,

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress, 

Domestic Apricot Tree,

Kidney-leaved Buttercup,

Common Chickweed,

Mouse-ear Chickweed,

Daffodils,

Forget-me-not,

Prickly Gooseberry,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Spotted  Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth,

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Jack-in-the-Pulpit,

Magnolia,

Garlic Mustard,

Domestic Pear Tree,

Periwinkle,

Quince,

Yellow Rocket,

Common Shadbush,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauty - almost finished

Barren Strawberry,

Wild Strawberry,

Wood Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

White Trilliums,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Ginger,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Grackle,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Baltimore Oriole,

Robins,

Field Sparrow,

Song Sparrow,

White-throated Sparrow,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Black Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.


Still feeling tired from yesterday's run

   but did manage to clean some branches

   from labyrinth area and do a 5 k walk.







Saturday, May 08, 2021

Run - Wren - Sit Spot #831 - May 8, 2021
















House Wren making a house
in an old gourd




Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:40 p.m.

Sit 831  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy with rain 

+11° (+9°) NW  15-23 kph  50% humidity 


Robins singing,

Rain on tarp,

Blue Jay screaming,

Crows cawing,

Red-winged Blackbirds calling,

Cardinal singing,

Towhee calling,


Extras:

6:20 a.m. -

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Field Sparrows,

Canadian Geese,

House Wren,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

 All competing for song space,


Along the rainy afternoon trail -

1st Red Baneberry blooming, 

Robins,

Blue Jays,

Catbird,

Song Sparrow,

Field Sparrow,

Crows,

1st Bluebells blooming,


Other Wild Flowers seen today -

Wild Apple Tree,

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress, 

Domestic Apricot Tree,

Kidney-leaved Buttercup,

Common Chickweed,

Mouse-ear Chickweed,

Daffodils,

Forget-me-not,

Prickly Gooseberry,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Spotted  Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth,

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Jack-in-the-Pulpit,

Magnolia,

Garlic Mustard,

Domestic Pear Tree,

Field Peppergrass,

Periwinkle,

Quince,

Yellow Rocket,

Common Shadbush,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauty - almost finished

Barren Strawberry,

Wild Strawberry,

Wood Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

White Trilliums,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Ginger,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Robins,

Chipping Sparrow,

Downy Woodpecker,

1st Hairy Woodpecker in a long time,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

House Wren,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.


My 10 km run this morning
exhausted me as usual
so not much activity happened
this afternoon other than the dog walk.

Emanuel, the bee keeper

    brought bees again.


Fleur-Ange found a Cardinal nest

    in the Trumpet Vine in the garden.






Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail








Friday, May 07, 2021

Trout Lily - Sit Spot #830 - May 7, 2021








Trout Lily
Gone on our property
but still blooming next woodlot to the east




Friday, May 7, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Sit 830  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+6° (+6°) NE 4-6 kph  81% humidity 


Cardinals,

Blue Jays,

Mourning Doves,

Robins,

(Train),

Flicker,

Song Sparrow,

Crows,

Woodpecker drumming,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Towhee,


Extras:

Along the trails -

Blue Jays, 

Field Sparrow ,

Red-winged Blackbirds, 

Cardinal ,

Grey Squirrel,

Black Squirrel ,

Canadian Geese flying overhead, 

Crows,

Robins, 

Chickadees, 

Found & destroyed webworms on Choke Cherry, 

Found a tick (just #3 this year)

    crawling on my neck at noon,


Hamilton Birds I want to find -

Prairie Warbler,

Nashville Warbler,

Yellow Warbler,

Yellow-rumped Warbler,

White-eyed Vireo,

Barn Swallow,

Wood Thrush,

Black-crowned Night Heron,

Golden-winged Warbler,


Wild Flowers seen today -

Wild Apple Tree,

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress, 

Domestic Apricot Tree,

Kidney-leaved Buttercup,

Common Chickweed,

Mouse-ear Chickweed,

Giant Blue Cohosh 

    still blooming next door,

Coltsfoot - almost finished,

Daffodils,

European Red Current,

Forget-me-not,

Prickly Gooseberry,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Spotted  Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth,

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

     still blooming next door,

Jack-in-the-Pulpit,

Magnolia,

Garlic Mustard,

Domestic Pear Tree in bloom

Field Peppergrass,

Periwinkle,

Quince,

Yellow Rocket,

Scilla - Almost finished,

Common Shadbush,

Corn Speedwell,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauty - almost finished

Cypress Spurge,

Barren Strawberry,

Wild Strawberry,

Wood Strawberry,

Cut-leaved Toothwort

     still blooming next door,

Red Trillium,

White Trilliums,

Trout Lilies - almost finished,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Ginger,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Goldfinches,

Grackle,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Robins,

Towhee,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

House Wren,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow








Thursday, May 06, 2021

Cattails - Sit Spot #







Cattail Shoots in West Pond




Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Sit #829  : Brush Pile W  :  Sunny

(Forgot to write down the temperature etc.)


Cardinal singing,

Blue Jays calling,

(Jet  - Air Canada Jazz flight 7648…),

(Construction noises),

Mourning Doves cooing,

Canadian Geese flying overhead,

Robins calling,

Field Sparrow singing,

Song Sparrow singing,

Downy Woodpecker tapping on tree,

Chickadees "fee bee" calls,

Several Unidentified bird calls,

Flicker,


Extras:

6:13 a.m. Sun rise +

Field Sparrow, 

Red-winged Blackbirds, 

Chickadees, 

House Wren, 

Blue Jays, 

Mourning Doves, 

Frost in east meadow, 


Along the trails -

Field Sparrows,

Robins,

Cardinals,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Crows,

Flicker,

Canadian Geese flying overhead,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

House Wren,

Mourning Doves,

Lilac leaves about 90% grown,

Bluebirds,

Blue Jays,

Cabbage White Butterfly,

Choke Cherry and Black Cherry leaves almost grown,

1st Corn Speedwell blossoms found,

Willow leaves growing fast,

One Black Walnut has leaves opening,

Cattail shoot growing quickly,

Most Trout Lillies seem to be finished blooming,


Wild Flowers seen today -

Wild Apple Tree,

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress, 

Domestic Apricot Tree,

Kidney-leaved Buttercup,

Common Chickweed,

Mouse-ear Chickweed,

Coltsfoot - almost finished,

Daffodils,

European Red Current,

Forget-me-not,

Prickly Gooseberry,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Spotted  Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth,

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Jack-in-the-Pulpit,

Magnolia,

Garlic Mustard,

Domestic Pear Tree in bloom

Scilla - Almost finished,

Common Shadbush,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauty - almost finished

Cypress Spurge,

Barren Strawberry,

Wild Strawberry,

Wood Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

White Trilliums,

Trout Lilies - almost finished,

Yellow Rocket

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

LeConte’s Violet,

Sweet White Violet,

Yellow Violets - almost finished,

Wild Ginger,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves

Goldfinches,

Grackle,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Robins,

Chipping Sparrow,

Towhee,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Red Squirrel.






 Photo Site #2 - East Willow
Showing some nice colours this morning.