Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Sit Spot #912, - Tuesday, July 27, 2021






Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:40 p.m.

Sit 912   : Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 

+ 24° (+30°) W  17-26 kph  60% humidity 


Voices in distance,

Common Yellowthroat,

(Traffic in distance),

LDD moths,

Wind in trees,

Tree branches squeaking in wind,


Extras:


5:50 a.m. -

Robin,

House Wren,

Crows,

(Traffic on road),


Along the trails -


Lots of Lightning, Thunder & Rain this morning

so computers off and not walking outside

Lots of heat, humidity, and mosquitoes this afternoon

Group run in town in early evening

Not sure when I can catch up with observations . . .





Monday, July 26, 2021

Jumpseed - Sit Spot 911 - July 26, 2021








Jumpseed aka Virginia Knotweed



Monday, July 26, 2021 10:40 a.m.

Sit 911  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+25° (+32°)  SW 6-9 kph  69% humidity 


Cardinal,

(Prop Plane),

Mosquitoes,

Crows,

(Jet  - American Airlines flight 2115...),

Common Yellowthroat,


Extras:

12:30 a.m. - 

Bats flying,

Moon Shadows,

(Long, loud train in distance),


5:45 a.m. -

Crows,

Cardinals,

Towhee,


Along the Trails - 

Cardinals,

Monarch Butterfly, 

1st Wild Cucumber blooming,

Towhee,

Indigo Bunting,

Common Yellowthroat,

Catbird,

Field Sparrow,

Goldfinches,

Crows,

1st Oregano blooming,

1st Dense Blazing Star blooming,

Turkey Vulture,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Catbird,

Cowbird,

Mourning Dove,

Goldfinches,

Grackles,

Rose-breasted Grosbeak,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Grey Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.




Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint
Because of the growth of several trees
my "west meadow viewpoint" became
a view of close up trees instead of the valley.
I have changed my view slightly!
I am still standing at the same place but
positioning my camera a few degrees
to the left of where it has been for the last year
or so in order to see the valley again.









Sunday, July 25, 2021

Nasturtium - Sit Spot #910 - July 25, 2021







Many of the flowers and vegetables
that I planted this year
either did not come up
or have been eaten by rabbits or squirrels.
This Nasturtium was one of the exceptions.




Sunday, July 25, 2021 9:10 a.m.

Sit 910   :   Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+22° (+26°) SW 7-11 kph 84% humidity 


People talking in distance,

Mourning Doves,

Mosquitoes,

LDD moths,

Unidentified bird calls,

Dog barking in distance,

Catbird,

Towhee, 


Extras:

12:05 a.m. - Fireflies


5:45 a.m. -

Field Sparrow,

House Wren,

(Train),

Bats flying,


Along the Trails -

Blue Jays,

Field Sparrow,

Indigo Bunting,

Goldfinches,

Chickadee, 

Crows,

Bluebirds,

Cardinals,

Chipmunk,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Grackles,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Rabbit,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.




Photo Site #2 - East Willow

I am working on my flower graph
for the last 7 days.
Maybe it will be ready tomorrow?






Saturday, July 24, 2021

Cloudscape - Sit Spot #909 - July 24, 2021








Cloudscape with Plane
Yesterday evening




Saturday, July 24, 2021 4:25 p.m.

Sit 909  : Brush Pile W  Cloudy 

+21°'(+25°) S 19-23 kph  94% humidity 


Wind in trees,

Unidentified bird calls,

Common Yellowthroat,

Mosquitoes,

LDD moths,

Water drops on tarp from trees,


Extras:

5:45 a.m. -

House Wren,

Field Sparrow,

Mourning Doves,

Bats flying,


Along the Trails -

Blue Jays,

Common Yellowthroat,

Catbird,

Flicker,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Cardinals,

Goldfinches,

Grackles,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,

Chipping Sparrow,

House Wren.






Photo Site #9 -  
Looking out from inside the West Brush Pile






Friday, July 23, 2021

Thistle - Sit Spot #908 - July 23, 2021








Fleur-Ange showing how tall the
Bull Thistle has grown.




Friday, July 23, 2021 11:20 a.m.

Sit 908   : Brush Pile W  : Sunny 

+23° (+25°) W 4-6 kph  50% humidity 


Mourning Doves,

Field Sparrow,

House Wren,

Common Yellowthroat,

Mosquitoes,

LDD moths,

Red-tailed Hawk,

Cardinal,


Extras:

5:50 a.m. - 

House Wren,

Crows,

(Traffic noise),

(Train),


Along the Trails -

Rabbit,

Monarch Butterfly,

Cardinal,

Many Mosquitoes,

1st Purple-veined Willow-herb blooming,

Common Yellowthroat, 

Catbird, 

Indigo Bunting,

Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

Goldfinches,

Field Sparrow, 

Red-tailed Hawk,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Mourning Doves,

Purple Finch,

Flicker,

Goldfinches,

Grackles,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,

Robin,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #1 - East Pond Area
Water is gone again






Thursday, July 22, 2021

Cup Plants - Grosbeak - Sit Spot #907 - July 22, 2012








One of several Cup Plant grouping
in our east meadow






Juvenile male Rose-breasted Grosbeak





Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Sit 907  : Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 

+19° (+19°) W 6-9 kph  68% humidity 


(Jet  - JetSuite Air flight 307...),

Blue Jays,

Mosquitoes,

Common Yellowthroat,

Mourning Doves,

Unidentified bird calls,

House Wren,

Dog barking in distance,

Woodpecker drumming,

Cardinal,

Catbird,


Extras:

5:50 a.m. -

Mourning Doves,

Crows,

House Wren,

Field Sparrow,


Along the Trails -

Flicker,

Blue Jays,

1st Morning Glory blooming,

1st Outhouse Plant blooming, 

1st Prairie Dock blooming,

Goldfinches,

Indigo Bunting,

1st Indian Tobacco blooming, 

Cardinal,

Common Yellowthroat, 

Robins,

1st Maple-leaved Goosefoot blooming,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Mourning Doves,

Purple Finch,

Flicker,

Goldfinches,

Grackles,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,

Juvenile male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Eastern Phoebe,

Robin,

Possible Pileated Woodpecker calling,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Grey Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow












Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ground Cherry - Sit Spot #906 - July 21, 2021







Clammy Ground-cherry
coqueret hétérophylle
(Physalis heterophylla)




Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:05 p.m.

Sit 906  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+24° (+24°) nw 13-20 kph 36% humidity 


Cardinal,

Grey Tree Frog,

Mosquitoes,

LDD moths,

Mourning Doves,


Extras:

5:50 a.m. -

House Wren,

Crows,

Cardinal,

Willow Flycatcher,

Phoebe,

Unknown bird call,

Dog barking in distance,


Along the Trails 4:40 p.m.-

Crows,

Field Sparrows,

Many Mosquitoes,

Towhee,

Cardinal,

Common Yellowthroat,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Mourning Doves,

Purple Finch,

Goldfinches,

Grackles,

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Grey Squirrel.

  





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail






Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Catnip - Mantis - Sit Spot #905 - July 20, 2021








Catnip
herbe à chat
(Nepeta cataria)







1st Praying Mantis of the Season




Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:40 a.m.

Sit 905  Brush Pile W : Haze Partly cloudy 

+24° (+30°) SW 7-11 kph  74% humidity 


Catbird,

LDD moths,

Mosquitoes,

Mourning Doves,

Field Sparrow,

(Prop Plane),

(Train),

Crows,

Cardinal,

Baby Rabbit almost on my foot,

Blue Jays,

Towhee,


Extras:

12:05 a.m. - fireflies blinking,


4:30 a.m. - coyotes howling,


5:45 a.m. -

Field Sparrow singing,

Goldfinches calling,

More bats that usual flying,

House Wren just starting to sing,


Along the trails -

House Wren,

Bluebirds,

2 more rats in barn traps #28 & #29,

1st Hedge Parsley blooming,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Blue Jays,

Crows, 

Common Yellowthroat, 

Field Sparrow,

1st Praying Mantis of season, 

1st Ambush Bug of the season,

1st Meadowsweet blooming, 


A very few LLD male moths flying,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Bluebirds,

Cardinals,

Mourning Doves,

Rose-breasted Grosbeak,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

House Wren,

Chipmunk,

Black Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.







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







Monday, July 19, 2021

Finch - Mushroom - Sit Spot #904 - July 19, 2021







Purple Finch
Surprised as we usually see these in winter






An Amanita mushroom
My app called it the "Destroying Angel"
one of the most poisonous mushrooms
of North America




Monday, July 19, 2021 10:40 a.m.

Sit 904   : Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 

+22° (+26°) NW 9-14 kph  78% humidity 


Woodpecker tapping,

Cardinal,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Mosquitoes,

Song Sparrow,

LDD moths,

(Jet - United Airlines flight 267...),


Extras:

5:40 a.m. -

House Wren,

Cardinals,

Crows,

Field Sparrows,


Along the Trails -

House Wren,

Rabbit,

Crows,

Cardinal,

Red Squirrel,

Bluebirds,

Mourning Doves,

Field Sparrow,

Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

Amanita - Destroying Angel Mushroom,

Chickadees,

Common Yellowthroat,


Again very few LLD male moths flying,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Bluebirds,

Cardinals,

Cowbirds,

Mourning Doves,

Purple Finch,

Goldfinch,

Grackle,

Rose-breasted Grosbeak,

Hummingbirds,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

House Wren,

Chipmunk.





Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint
(I think I need to change the direction
as this "view" is mostly gone due to
the growth of the nearby trees.)

Have a look at one of the winter photos 
to see the viewpoint as it used to be.