Friday, October 22, 2021

. . . Sit Spot #999 - October 22, 2021






Friday, October 22, 2021 6:30 p.m.

Sit 999  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+7° (+6°)  N 6-9 kph 70% humidity 


(Jet - NetJet flight 674...),

Very, very quiet,


Extras:

At Royal Botanical Gardens in a.m

Waterfront walk in early p.m.,

Company at home later p.m.,

Will put up Waterfront flower list later . . .


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.     .    .    .    and more later .    .    .






Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mushroom - Sit Spot #998 - October 21, 2021








Shaggy Mane Mushroom
Same mushroom over three afternoons




Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:55 a.m.

Sit 998  :  Brush Pile W : Cloudy with light rain,

+15° (+15°)  S 9-14 kph  88% humidity


(Jet - Lennox Airways flight 430...),

Rain on  tarp,

Blue Jays,

(Traffic in distance),


Extras -

Along the Trails -

Blue Jay,

Carolina Wren,

Crows,

Downy Woodpecker,

Robins,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

---

Black Squirrels,

Red Squirrel, 

---

Mosquitoes,

---

Catnip,

Aster, Frost,

Aster, Heart-leaved,

Clover, Red,

Coneflower, Thin-leaved,

Coreopsis, Lance-leaved,

Cup Plant,

Evening Primrose,

Fleabane, Daisy,

Galinsoga,

Goldenrod, Tall,

Goldenrod, Zigzag,

Herb Robert,

Mint, Chocolate,

Morning Glory,

Motherwort,

Nasturtium,

Queen Anne's Lace,

Snapdragon, Dwarf,

Thyme, Garden,

Tomato plants,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Black Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #8 - West Pond Site
No water in pond this morning






Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Donkey - Sit Spot #997 - October 20, 2021







Leroy, our donkey in his field



Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:15 p.m.

Sit 997  :  Brush Pile W   : Partly cloudy 

+18° (+18°) SW 20-31 60%humidity 


Blue Jays,

Crows,

(Prop Plane),

(Jet - NetJets flight 527...),

(Traffic noises in distance),

(Train),

Dogs barking in distance,


Along the 4:45 p.m. Trails -

Blue Jay,

Crows,

Nuthatch, White-breasted

Robins,

---

Squirrel, Red,

Rat in barn trap (#35)

---

insects calling,

Mosquitoes,

---

Aster, Frost,

Aster, Heart-leaved,

Catnip,

Chickweed, Mouse-ear,

Clover, Red,

Coneflower, Thin-leaved,

Coreopsis, Lance-leaved,

Dandelion,

Evening Primrose,

Goldenrod, Tall,

Herb Robert,

Lobelia, Great,

Motherwort,

Nasturtium,

Thyme, Garden,

---

Water gone from east pond,

Water almost gone from west pond,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.





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





Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Moon/Mushrooms - Sit Spot #996 - October 19, 2021









Just over 99% full





2 tiny unidentified mushrooms




Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Sit 996   : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+12° (+11°) SW 11-17 kph  82% humidity 


Blue Jays,

(Construction noises),

(Jet - Republic Airlines Flight 3588...),

Unidentified bird chirps,


Extras:

7:15 a.m. -

Carolina Wren,

Cardinal,

Dog barking in distance,


Along the Trails -

Blue Jays,

Bluebird,

Chickadees,

Crows,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Robins,

White-throated Sparrow,

---

Donkey,

Red Squirrel,

---

Catnip,

Chocolate Mint,

Cup Plant,

Daisy Fleabane,

Dames Rocket,

Dandelion,

Fairy Fingers fungus,

Frost Aster,

Galinsoga,

Great Lobelia,

Heart-leaved Aster,

Herb Robert,

Horseweed,

Lesser Daisy Fleabane,

Morning Glory,

Motherwort,

Panicled Aster,

Queen Anne's Lace,

Small brown/beige moth,

Tall Goldenrod,

Thin-leaved Coneflower,

Wild Basil,

Zigzag Goldenrod


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Chickadees,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow







Monday, October 18, 2021

Cup Fungus - Sit Spot #995 - October 18, 2021








Unidentified Cup Fungus



Monday, October 18, 2021 10:35 a.m.

Sit 995  : Brush Pile W : Partly Sunny 

+10° (+8°) NW 11-17 kph 76% humidity 


Blue Jay,

(Construction noises),

(Jet - Republic Airlines Flight 5696...),

Wind in trees,


Extras:

7:25 a.m. - Carolina Wren,


Along the Trails -

Blackbird flock over west meadow,

Blue Jays,

Carolina Wren,

Crows,

Red-winged Blackbird,

Robin,

White-throated Sparrow,

 —

Grey Squirrel,

Red Squirrel,

— 

Black-eyed Susan,

Calico Aster,

Catnip,

Chocolate Mint,

Cup Plant,

Dandelion.

Dwarf Snapdragon,

Evening Primrose,

Frost Aster,

Galinsoga,

Garden Thyme,

Great Lobelia,

Heart-leaved Aster,

Herb Robert,

Morning Glory,

Nasturtium,

Red Clover,

Tall Goldenrod,

Thin-leaved Coneflower,

Witch Hazel,

Zigzag Goldenrod,


Along the Road -

Smooth Aster,

Soapwort,

Spotted Knapweed,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Robin,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail





Sunday, October 17, 2021

Evening Primrose - Sit Spot #994 - October 17, 2021









Evening Primrose
(I thought it was late 
but when I checked my records
from past years, 
I have seen them blooming as late as December.)



Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Sit 994  : Brush Pile W  : Mostly cloudy 

+10° (+7°) W 20-30 kph 82% humidity 


Wind in trees,

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Chickadees,

Towhee,

White-throated Sparrow,


Extras:

7:30 a.m. -

Crows,

Red Squirrel,


Along the Trails -

Great Lobelia,

Thin-leaved Coneflower,

Heart-leaved Aster,

Zigzag Goldenrod,

Catnip,

Carolina Wren,

Donkey,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Red Squirrel,

Blue Jays,

Cup Plant,

Canada Geese flying overhead,

Frost Aster,

Robins,

Red Clover,

Water in east pond,

Crows,

Mosquitoes,

Motherwort,

Morning Glory,

Galinsoga,

Daisy Fleabane,

Tall Goldenrod,

Chocolate Mint,

Queen Anne's Lace,

Fairy Fingers fungus,

Heal-all,

Butter and eggs,

Evening Primrose,

White-throated Sparrow,

New England Aster,

Dandelion,

Herb Robert,

Dwarf Snapdragon,

Nasturtium,

Garden Thyme,

Lance-leaved Coreopsis,

Grey Squirrel,

White Clover,

Flocks of blackbirds in early afternoon,

Rat in barn trap in evening (#35 this year)


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Chickadee,

Mourning Dove,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Gray Squirrel

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail








Saturday, October 16, 2021

Run / Fungus - Sit Spot #993 - October 16, 2021








Morning Run




The run was damp this morning . . .




Damp weather brings mushrooms
Crown Coral



Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:40 p.m.

Sit 993  Brush Pile W  Cloudy 

+16° (+14°) W 31-50 kph 59% humidity 


Wind in trees,

Chipmunk at my feet,

Tree leaves rustling in wind,

Lots of leaves falling,

Very faint bird chirps lost in wind noises,


Along the 3:00 p.m. trails -

Blue Jay, 

Great Lobelia,

Thin-leaved Coneflower,

Heart-leaved Aster,

Morning Glory,

Red Squirrel,

Frost Aster,

Zigzag Goldenrod,

Lance-leaved Coreopsis,

Nasturtium,

Garden Thyme,

Rose Campion,

Azure Aster,

Dwarf Snapdragon,

Herb Robert,

Dames Rocket,

Motherwort,

Insect calls, 

Black Medic,

Daisy Fleabane,

Crow,

Tall Goldenrod,

Butter and eggs,

Small brown/beige moths

Thyme-leaved Speedwell,

Crown Coral Mushroom,

Unidentified Mushrooms,

Heal-all,

Fairy Fingers fungus,

Robins,

Queen Anne's Lace,

Chocolate Mint,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jay,

Mourning Dove,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint