Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Teasel - Sit Spot #813 - April 20, 2021









Teasel Leaves beginning to expand




April 20, 2021 9:55 a.m.

Sit 813   : Brush Pile W : Mostly cloudy 

+3° (-2°) W 26-35 kph  65% humidity 


Towhee calling,

Red-bellied Woodpecker in distance,

(Construction noises),

Manitoba Maple blooming,

Wind in trees,

Cardinals singing,

Field Sparrow singing,

(Quiet today - perhaps because weather 

    change coming? Snow in forecast.)

 

Extras:

Along the Trails -

Chickadees,

Robins,

Rooster,

Goldfinches,

Crows,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Juncos,

Some Hawthorns starting to leaf out,

Bluebirds being silent,

Field Sparrows singing,

Snow in the afternoon,


Flowers seen blooming -

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress,

Bloodroots,

Domestic Cherry Tree species,

Coltsfoot,

Daffodils,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Hyacinth,

Magnolia,

Manitoba Maple Tree,

Scilla,

Sedge species,

Common Shadbush,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauties,

Cypress Spurge,

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Wild Ginger,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Cowbirds,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Robins,

Chipping Sparrow,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.





Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail






Monday, April 19, 2021

Squirrel and Swallow - Sit Spot #812 - April 19, 2021








Drinking water at the table
outside the kitchen window
less than 2 metres away.







The Tree Swallows are taking over
the Bluebird houses this year.




April 19, 2021 10:50 a.m.

Sit 812   : Brush Pile W :  Mostly cloudy 

(internet not working for weather.)


Field Sparrow,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

(Prop Plane),

(Construction noises),

Song Sparrow,

Blue Jays,


Extras:

6:30 a.m.

Field Sparrow,

Wild Turkeys,

Robins,

Cardinals,

Chickadees, 


Along the trails -

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Song Sparrow,

Goldfinches,

Chickadees,

Rooster,

Tree Swallows,

Towhee,

Cowbirds,

3 Turkey Vultures,

Blue Jays,

1st Mosquitoes are out,

1st House Wren chattering,

Small brown/beige moths,


Flowers seen blooming -

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress,

Bloodroots,

Domestic Cherry Tree species,

Daffodils,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Hyacinth,

1st Magnolia,

Manitoba Maple Tree,

Sugar Maple Tree,

Periwinkle,

Smaller Pussytoes,

Scilla,

Sedge species,

Common Shadbush,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauties,

1st Cypress Spurge,

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Wild Ginger,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Robins,

Chipping Sparrow,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Chipmunks

Black Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow







Sunday, April 18, 2021

Manitoba Maple - Sit Spot #811 - April 18, 2021













Early Leaves and Flowers of Manitoba Maple




April 18, 2921 20:15 a.m.

Sit 811  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+7° (+7°) NW 4-6 kph 70% humidity 


(Jet  - Air Canada Jazz flight 20…),

Field Sparrow  singing,

Manitoba Maple blooming,

Song Sparrow singing,

(Prop Plane),

2 Turkey Vultures circling,

Robin chirping,

Canadian Geese flying overhead,

Crows cawing in distance,

Cardinal singing,

Red-winged Blackbirds calling,

Gull flying overhead,


Extras - 

6:25 a.m. - 

Robins,

Cardinals,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Field Sparrow,

Mourning Doves,

Blue Jays,


Along the trails -

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Red Squirrel,

Field Sparrow,

Chipmunk,

Song Sparrow,

Rooster,

Blue Jay,

Cardinal,.

Mallards,

Towhee,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Killdeer,

Red-tailed Hawk circling overhead,

5 Turkey Vultures circling overhead,

Mourning Cloak butterfly,

Small brown/beige moths,


Flowers seen blooming -

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress,

Bloodroots,

Domestic Cherry Tree species,

Daffodils,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Hyacinth,

Manitoba Maple Tree,

Sugar Maple Tree,

Periwinkle,

1st Smaller Pussytoes,

Scilla,

Sedge species,

1st Common Shadbush beginning to bloom,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauties,

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Wild Ginger,

Pussy Willows almost finished,

Willow species almost finished,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Crows,

Flicker,

Goldfinches,

Grackle,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Chipmunks

Black Squirrels,

Ladybug in house.


8:00 p.m. -

Spring Peepers calling,

Woodcocks calling and beeping.






Photo Site #2 - East Willow






Saturday, April 17, 2021

Marsh Dandelion - Sit Spot #810 - April 17, 2021








Marsh Dandelion
(See how the bracts hug the flower)




April 17, 2021 4:05 p.m.

Sit 810  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+11° (+10°) SW 7-11 kph  58% humidity 


Dog barking in distance,

Red-bellied Woodpecker in distance,

Unidentified bird chirps,

(Traffic noises),

Field Sparrow singing,

(People talking in distance),

Manitoba Maple blooming,

Blue Jay,


Extras:

6:25 a.m. - 

Cardinals,

Mourning Doves,

Wild Turkeys,

Robins,

Field Sparrows,

Spring Peepers,

Crows, 

Canadian Geese, 

Phoebe, 


Along the Trails a.m. -

Chickadees, 

Red-winged Blackbirds, 

Crows, 

Woodpecker drumming, 

Field Sparrow, 

Cardinal, 

Mallards, 

Blue Jays, 

Goldfinches,

 

p.m.

Mourning Doves,

Canadian Geese flying overhead,

Woodcock beeping after 8:00 p.m.,


Flowers seen blooming -

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress,

Bloodroots,

Domestic Cherry Tree species,

Coltsfoot,

Daffodils,

Common Dandelion,

Marsh Dandelion,

Red-seeded Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth,

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Hyacinth,

Manitoba Maple Tree,

Sugar Maple Tree,

Periwinkle,

Scilla,

Sedge species,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauties,

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Wild Ginger,

Pussy Willows,

Willow species,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Flicker,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Robins,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Chipmunks,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrels.





Photo Site #8 -  West Pond






Friday, April 16, 2021

Cinnamon Rolls - Sit Spot #809 - April 16, 2021









I used left over Naan dough
to make Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast




April 16, 2021 10:15 a.m.

Sit 809  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+4° (-1°)  NW 24-35 kph  81% humidity 


(Construction noises),

Robin,

4 Turkey Vultures,

Unidentified bird chirps,

Field Sparrow,


Extras:

Along the trails -

Field Sparrow,

Rooster,

Chickadees,

Grackle,

Carolina Wren,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Pileated Woodpecker,

Flicker,

Robins,

Turkey Vulture,

Wild Turkey,

Tree Swallow,

Song Sparrow,


Flowers seen blooming -

Three-flowered Avens,

Hairy Bittercress,

Bloodroots,

Coltsfoot,

Daffodils,

Common Dandelion,

Purple Dead Nettle,

Grape Hyacinth

Ground Ivy,

Forsythia Shrub,

Hyacinth,

Manitoba Maple Tree,

Sugar Maple Tree,

Periwinkle,

Scilla,

Sedge species,

Spicebush,

Spring Beauties,

Sweet White Violet,

Wild Strawberry,

Red Trillium,

Common Violet,

English Violet (Sweet Blue),

Wild Ginger,

Pussy Willows,

Willow species,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel,

Fly species in kitchen.


Cut grapevines, raspberries, walnuts in east field.

Cut & moved several fallen trees in east paddock.





Photo Site #4
North Ridge Trail