Temperature is -2 C this morning at 5:15. What is that all about? It's almost May.
A Great Horned Owl is the noisiest bird, except for, of course, our rooster. A Field Sparrow and American Robin are giving some competition but not much. I think I will have to wear gloves again for my 16 k run this morning. Sigh!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Slept in today so it was 5:45 when I went out to see and hear what was happening outside. Clear in the west with many bird songs: Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, Field Sparrows, Robins, Wild Turkeys, and our Rooster were all competing for sound space.
Posted by Ontario Wanderer at 6:10 am
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Gone to Montreal for a week. Not too many changes here at home. The sun is coming up earlier and 4 degrees further north and going down later and 5 degrees further north. The American Woodcocks are still twittering in the meadows. The temperatures are lower again. Meanwhile, even in the darkness at 5:30, I could see that the trees have larger leaves. Looking forward to sunrise when I can see what else has happened during the week we were away.
Posted by Ontario Wanderer at 5:57 am
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thinking of the Titanic this morning. Put up several photos on Facebook and Flickr from the book I inherited from my grandfather, "Sinking of the Titanic." The book was published in 1912 shortly after the actual incident.
Meanwhile, back on the farm, the rooster was crowing at 5:15 in company with some wild turkeys, one cardinal, a song sparrow and several spring peepers. I had not heard the peepers for a few weeks and thought they were finished until the fall but I was wrong.
Posted by Ontario Wanderer at 2:28 pm