Saturday, September 25, 2021

Run - Egret - Sit Spot #972 - September 25, 2021







Struggled with my 15 k run today - hills . . .





One of four Great Egrets
in Cootes Paradise yesterday



Saturday, September 25, 2021 4:15 p.m.

Sit 972  : Brush Pile W : Mostly cloudy 

+15° (+14°)  W 19-29 kph 88% humidity 


Blue Jays,

Chipmunk,

Mosquitoes,

Goldenrods blooming nearby,


Extras:

3:00 a.m. -

Stars shining,

Moon shadows,

Silence,


7:00 a.m. -

Crows,

Goldfinches,

Insect calls,

Red Squirrel chattering,


Along the 4:00 p.m. trails -

Many Mosquitoes!,

Blue Jays,

Insect calls,

Chipmunks,

Crows,

Goldfinches,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Chickadees,

Flickers,

Goldfinches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

Red Squirrel.




Photo Site #9 - 
Looking out from West Brush Pile





Friday, September 24, 2021

RBG - Mantis - Sit Spot #971 - September 24, 2021








1st time at the RBG Arboretum since March of 2019
after being there almost every week for over 20 years






On our mailbox post . . .




Friday, September 24, 2021 5:00 p.m.

Sit 971  : Brush Pile W ; Sunny 

+19º (+19º) wsw 22-37 kph 43% humidity 


Robins,

Blue Jays,

Crows,

(Construction noises?),

Chickadees,

Mosquitoes,


Extras:

3:00 a.m. - Silence,


7:00 a.m. -

Crows,

Insect calls,

Goldfinches,

(Traffic noises),


Along the 4:40 p.m. Trails -

Crows,

Goldfinches,

Wind in trees,

Insect calls,

Crickets,

Rabbit,

Blue Jays, 

Carolina Wren, 

Cabbage white butterfly,

Red Squirrel,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chipmunk.





Photo Site #8 - West Pond Site
There is some water again . . .






Thursday, September 23, 2021









One of eighty Amanita Mushrooms found today



Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Sit 970  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+15° (+14°) S 19-30 kph  77% humidity 


(Train),

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Wind in trees,

Leaves dropping on tarp,

Insect calls,

(Construction noises),

Mosquitoes,

Goldenrods blooming nearby,


Extras:

12:10 a.m. - Wind in trees


7:00 a.m. -

Crows,

Goldfinches,

Red Squirrel,

Insect noises,

(Traffic noises),


Along the trails -

Goldfinches,

Crows,

Insect calls,

South Ravine trail flooded 

Blue Jays,

Water in west pond,

Chickadees,

Carolina Wren,

Well water below pump so no water in p.m.


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Dove,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

White-tailed Deer,

Red Squirrel.





A Dark and Stormy
Photo Site #7 -
"Sunrise time" from 2nd floor Window





Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Mullein - Sit Spot #969 - September 22, 2021






Common Mullein


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:40 p.m.
Sit 969 : Brush Pile W : Cloudy with rain
+14° (+13°) N 15-23 kph 94% humidity

Insect calls,
Wind in trees,
Rain on tarp,
Blue Jay,
(Train),
Crows,
Mosquitoes buzzing,
Goldenrods blooming nearby,

Extras:
3:00 a.m. -
Insect calls,

6:50 a.m.- Rain

Along 4:30 p.m. trails -
Blue Jays,
Goldfinches,
Insect calls,
Mosquitoes!
Rain,
Crows,
Robins,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

Rabbit.





Photo Site #6 - Close up of East Willow
with guest appearance of Leroy








Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Milkweed - Sit Spot #968 - September 21, 2021










Milkweed Leaves Drying Out




Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:15 a.m.

Sit 968  :Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+22° (+25°)  S 24-39 kph 74% humidity 


Wind in trees,

(Construction noises),

Blue Jays,

Mosquitoes,

Insect calls,

(Train),


Extras:

3:00 a.m. -

Insect calls,

Crickets singing,


6:50 a.m. -

Insect calls,

(Traffic noises),


Along the Trails -

Insect calls,

Red Squirrel,

Crows,

Cabbage White Butterflies, 


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Dove,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

Red Squirrel.




Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail






Monday, September 20, 2021

Ants - Sit Spot #967 - September 20, 2021







Ant Close-up






Ants on Wild Apple



Monday, September 20, 2021 9:45 a.m.

Sit 967   : Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 

+15° (+15°) NE 4-6 kph  95% humidity 


Prop Plane,

Insect calls,

Blue Jays,

(Traffic noises in distance),

Crows, 

(Jet - Air Wisconsin flight 3778...),

Goldenrods blooming,


Extras:

1:00 a.m. -

Stars shining,

Moon shadows,

(Traffic noises),


6:40 a.m. -

(Traffic noise),

Cardinal,

Insect calls,

Red Squirrel,

Unidentified bird chirps,


Along the Trails -

Insect calls,

Crows,

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Phoebe,

White-breasted Nuthatch

Bluebirds,

Flicker,

Raven,

Carolina Wren,

 

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Crow,

Goldfinches

White Breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail










Sunday, September 19, 2021

Mushroom - Sit Spot #966 - September 19, 2021









Shaggy Mane
coprin chevelu
(Coprinus comatus)



Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Sit 966   : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+17° (+17°) E 6-9  72% humidity 


Blue Jays,

(Jet - American Airlines flight 2118...),

Crows,

Unidentified bird calls,

(Prop Plane),

Bees on Goldenrod flowers,

Insect calls,


Extras:

2:00 a.m. -

Stars shining,

Moon Shadows,

Silence!


6:25 a.m. -

Dog barking & howling,

Some insect calls,

Stars still shining,


Along the trails -

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Insect calls,

Cardinal,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chickadees, 

Geese flying overhead,

White-tailed Deer,

Cabbage White Butterflies,

New Puffball,

Black Squirrel,

Crickets singing,

Grey Tree Frog,

Shaggy Mane Mushroom,

Rabbit,

Flicker,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Cardinal,

Chickadee,

Goldfinches

Goldfinch,

White Breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint






Saturday, September 18, 2021

Ants on Goldenrod - Sit Spot #965 - September 18, 2021








Ants on White Goldenrod



Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Sit 965   : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+25° (+25°)  nw 9-14 kph  30% humidity 


(Jet - Southwest Airlines flight 5835...),

Insect calls,

Bees on Goldenrod flowers,

Cabbage White Butterfly,


Extras:

2:15 a.m. -

Insect calls,

Stars shining,

Moon shadows,


6:50 a.m. -

Mourning Doves,

Insects calling,

Bats flying,


Along the midafternoon trails -

Insect calls,

Crows,

Cabbage White Butterflies,

Grey Tree Frog,

Blue Jays,

Robins,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Chickadee,

Goldfinch,

White Breasted Nuthatch,

Chipmunk.






Photo Site #2 - East Willow





Friday, September 17, 2021

Birds Watching - Sit Spot #964 - September 17, 2021








Birds Watching




Friday, September 17, 2021  6:35 p.m.

Sit 964  : Brush Pile W  : Some Clouds

+27º (+ 33º)  S 15-23 kph  54% humidity


Blue Jays,

Crows,

Insect calls,

(Traffic noise in distance),

House Wrens,

(Train),

Chipmunk,

Dog barking in distance,


Extras:

12:05 a.m. -

Stars shining,

Moon shadows,

Some insect calls,

(Traffic noises),


6:50 a.m. -

Mourning Doves,

Red Squirrel,

Crows,

(Traffic noises),


Along the late afternoon Trail -

Insect calls,

Blue Jays,

Crows,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadee,

Mourning Doves,

Flicker,

Goldfinch,

White Breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk.






Photo Site #1 - East Pond Site