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

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.   .   .   .  more to come  .   .   .




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






Friday, October 15, 2021

Vultures - Sit Spot #992 - October 15, 2021







Turkey Vultures beside Waterfront Trail



Friday, October 15, 2021 4:05 p.m.

Sit 992  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy with rain 

+17° (+17°) E 2-3 kph  88% humidity 


Blue Jay,

Mosquitoes,

Rain on tarp,


Extras:

7:10 a.m. -

Red Squirrel,

Unidentified bird chirps,

(Traffic noises),

(Train),


Along the 3:45 p.m. trails -

Red Squirrel,

Great Lobelia,

Thin-leaved Coneflower,

Heart-leaved Aster,

Frost Aster, 

Zigzag Goldenrod,

Lance-leaved Coreopsis,

Nasturtiums,

Garden Thyme, 

Rose Campion,

Azure Aster,

Dwarf Snapdragon,

Dandelion,

Herb Robert,

Dames Rocket,

Arrow-leaved Aster,

Motherwort,

Butter and eggs,

Tall Goldenrod,

Thyme-leaved Speedwell,

White Clover,

Queen Anne's Lace,

Heath Aster,

Evening Primrose,

Blue Jay,

Fairy Fingers fungus,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Mourning Dove,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.




Photo Site #2 - East Willow






Thursday, October 14, 2021

Colours / Birds - Sit Spot #991 - October 14, 2021









Mother Nature is getting old
and 
can't remember the order of colours
in stoplights . . .





I thought I heard of flock of Blackbirds yesterday;
today I saw them!




Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:55 a.m.

Sit 991  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy

+16° (+16°) E 4-6 kph  94% humidity 


House Wrens in sit spot,

(Firetruck Sirens in distance),

Robins,

(Construction noises),

Mosquitoes,

Crows,

Blue Jays,


Extras:

7:20 a.m. -

Red Squirrel,

(Traffic noises),


Along the Trails - 

Blue Jays, 

Heart-leaved Aster, 

Zigzag Goldenrod, 

Thin-leaved Coneflower, 

Cup Plant, 

Bluebirds, 

Frost Aster, 

Queen Anne's Lace, 

Tall Goldenrod, 

Crickets, 

Red Clover, 

Flock of Blackbirds,

Crows, 

Daisy Fleabane ,

Fairy Fingers fungus, 

Robins, 

Hairy Bittercress,

Butter and eggs,

New England Aster, 

Yellow Wood Sorrel, 

Arrow-leaved Aster, 

Thyme-leaved Speedwell, 

Morning Glory,

Galinsoga, 

Chocolate Mint, 

Garden Thyme,

Nasturtiums,

Rose Campion, 

Azure Aster, 

Dwarf Snapdragon, 

Lance-leaved Coreopsis, 

Herb Robert, 

Killdeer on Bethel Church Rd in p.m.,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jay,

Chickadees,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #1 - East Pond Site







Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Seeds - Sit Spot #990 - October 13, 2021








Common Milkweed
Seed Pods Opening






Morning Glory Seed Pods




Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Sit 990  : Brush Pile W : Partly cloudy 

+22° (+25°) SW 22-33 kph  65% humidity 


Robins,

(Construction noises),

(Jet - Air Canada Jazz flight 7610...),

Blue Jays,

Mosquitoes,

Flicker,


Extras:

Along the 4 p.m. Trails -

Great Lobelia, 

Red Squirrel, 

Thin-leaved Coneflower, 

Heart-leaved Aster, 

Zigzag Goldenrod, 

Frost Aster, 

Azure Aster, 

Dwarf Snapdragon, 

Black Squirrel,

Herb Robert,

Dames Rocket, 

Dandelion, 

New England Aster, 

Butter and Eggs, 

Tall Goldenrod, 

Queen Anne's Lace, 

Flicker, 

Evening Primrose, 

Robins, 

Deptford Pink ,

Daisy Fleabane, 


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Cardinal,

Juncos,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chipmunk,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #9 -
Looking Out from the West Brush Pile