Monday, February 06, 2023

Art - Sit Spot #1418 - February 6, 2023






Art from February 7, '23



Monday, February 6, 2023 10:20 a.m.

Sit 1418  :   Brush Pile Wm  :   Cloudy 

-3° (-9°) NW 19-29 kph  68% humidity 


Crows cawing nearby,

(Jet - Sunwing Airlines flight 422…),

(Traffic noises),


Extras:

1:00 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Quiet,


7:30 a.m. Sunrise -

Grey Squirrel,


Along the Trails -

Chickadee,

Crows cawing in distance,

Donkey braying,

Goats bleating,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Grey Squirrel,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Crows cawing in distance,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Ladybug in kitchen,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.







Photo Site #8 - West Pond
No water yet




Sunday, February 05, 2023

Milkweed Drawing - Sit Spot #1417 - February 5, 2023






My Milkweed Drawing



Sunday, February 5, 2023 11:05 a.m.

Sit 1417  :  Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

+3° (-3°) SW 39-59 kph 65% humidity 


Crows cawing in distance,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet - Skylink Express flight 110T...),

(Train),


Extras:

1:20 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Quiet,


7:32 a.m. Sunrise -

Grey Squirrel,

Goldfinches,


Along the Trails -

Crows cawing in distance,

Chickadee - Fee bee calls

Donkey braying,

Goats bleating,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Crows,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.





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





Saturday, February 04, 2023

Skaters - Sit Spot #1416 - February 4, 2023




Young Skaters at Gretzky Sport Centre



Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:50 p.m.

Sit 1416. :  Brush Pile W. :  Sunny

-6° (-14°)   S 26-39 kph     58% humidity 


(Traffic noises)

Wind in trees,

Tree branches squeaking,


Extras:

12:30 a.m. -

Quiet,

Thin clouds,

Some moon shadows,


7:33 a.m. Sunrise -

Juncos,

Goldfinches,

Mourning Doves,


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8 km run at WGSC indoor Track

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Along Late Afternoon Trails - 

Bird tracks in the snow,

Squirrel tracks,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Rabbit tracks,

Chickadees,

Carolina Wren singing,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #6 -
Close-up of East Willow








Friday, February 03, 2023

Frog - Sit Spot #1415 - February 3, 2023





From RBG Frog Show



Friday, February 3, 2023  2:55 p.m.

Sit 1415  :  Brush Pile W. :  Mostly Clear

-16° (-27°) NW 28-37 kph 50% humidity


Wind in trees,

Tree limbs creaking,

(Traffic Noises),

(Jet - SkyWest Airlines flight 5227),


Extras:

2:00 a.m. -

Quiet,

Thin clouds,

Moon shadows,


7:34 a.m. Sunrise -

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Juncos,


Blooming Shrubs at RBG Arboretum

'Bernstein's Gold' Witch Hazel, 

‘Brandis’ Witch Hazel,

'Jelena’ Witch Hazel,

‘Rochester’ Witch Hazel,

‘Westerstede’ Witch Hazel,

‘Wisley Supreme’ Witch Hazel,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

Downy Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrel.





Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail






Thursday, February 02, 2023

Milkweed Pod - Sit Spot #1414 - February 2, 2023





Empty Milkweed Pods




Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Sit 1414. :  Brush Pile W. :  Cloudy

-5° (-12°)   SW 22-33 kph  68 % humidity


Crows,

Wind in trees,

Tree branches squeaking,

Clumps of snow falling on tarp,


Extras:

2:00 a.m. -

Quiet,

Thin Clouds,

Moon shadows,


7:35 a.m. - Sunrise -

Cardinal,

Goldfinches,

Junco,


Along the Trails -

Crows cawing in distance,

Donkey braying,

Goats bleating,

Icy snow crunching underfoot,

Fresh Rabbit tracks,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Gray Squirrel.




Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail






Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Heal-all - Sit Spot #1413 - February 1, 2023







Heal-all in snow



Wednesday, February 1, 2023  4:40 p.m.

Sit 1413  :  Brush Pile W   :  Sunny

-6° (-13°)   SW 24-36 kph.  62% humidity


(Train),

(Traffic noises),

Unidentified bird chirps,


Extras:

2:00 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Quiet,


7:36 a.m. Sunrise

Chickadee,

Grey Squirrel


Along the late afternoon Trails -

Chickadee,

Crunch of icy snow underfoot,

Donkey braying,

Goats bleating,


7:00 p.m. -

Great Horned Owl hooting,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrel,

Grey  Squirrel.








Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint





Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sunrise - Sit Spot#1412 - January 31, 2023






Actually, a few minutes before Sunrise



Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:20 a.m.

Sit 1412   :  Brush Pile W  :  Partly Cloudy

-10° (-15°)  SW 9-14           72% Humidity


(Jet - JetBlue Airways flight 393),

Very quiet morning,


Extras:

2:00 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Quiet,


7:37 a.m. Sunrise -

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel,

Mourning Doves,


Along the Trails -

Grey Squirrels,

Mourning Doves,

Chickadee,

Deer Tracks in snow,

Rabbit Tracks,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrel,

Grey  Squirrel.





Photo Site #2 - East Willow






Monday, January 30, 2023

East Pond - Sit Spot #1411 - January 30, 2023





Photo Site #1 - East Pond
No Water yet



Monday, January 30, 2023 11:00 a.m.

Sit 1411  :  Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

-6° (-9°) S 7-11 kph 73% humidity 


Crows cawing in distance,

(Jet - United Express flight 4647...),


Extras:

12:45 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Quiet,


7:38 a.m. Sunrise -

Chickadees,

White-breasted Nuthatches,


Along the Trails - 

Crows,

Chickadee,

Carolina Wren in barn,


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Our dog, Sadie, fell in the snow

   6x in a.m and 4x in p.m.

Wondering how long she will be with us?

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Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Hairy Woodpecker,

Lady Bug in kitchen,

Black Squirrel,

Grey  Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.






Sunday, January 29, 2023

Queen-Anne's-Lace - Sit Spot #1410 - January 29, 2023






Sketch of Queen-Anne's-Lace seed head
(The heads open and close all winter.)



Sunday, January 29, 2023 10:35 a.m.

Sit 1410  :  Brush Pile W  :   Cloudy, Light rain  

+2 (-2)       SW 13-20 kph    93% humidity 


Crows cawing in distance,

Blue Jays calling nearby,

Raindrops on tarp,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet - NetJet flight 800...),


Extras:

12:45 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Breeze from East,


7:39 a.m. Sunrise -

Snowing,

Juncos,

Goldfinches,


Along the trails -

Crows cawing in distance,

Blue Jays calling,

Coyote Tracks in snow,

Deer Tracks in snow,

Goats bleating,

Donkey braying,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey  Squirrel.




Photo Site #9 -
View from West Brush Pile





Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sumac Art - Sit Spot #1409 - January 28, 2023






Sumac Art


Saturday, January 28, 2023 3:55 p.m.

Sit 1409  :  Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

-1° (-6°)    SW 19-29 kph   69% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Chickadee,

(Jet - NetJet flight 248...),

(Prop Plane),

9 gunshots in distance,.


Extras:

12:45 a,m. -

Cloudy,

Windy,


7:40 a.m. Sunrise -

Goldfinches,

Cardinal


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8 km Run on road

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Along the late afternoon trails -

Juncos,

Mourning Doves,

Chickadees,

Squirrel tracks in snow,

Coyote tracks,

Carolina Wren calling near barn

Goats bleating,

Donkey braying,


Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Tree Sparrow,

Downy Woodpecker,

Hairy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Grey  Squirrel.






Photo Site #8 - West Pond Site
Still no water
but maybe when the snow melts









Friday, January 27, 2023

Sunset - Sit Spot #1408 - January 27, 2023






Grey Skies cleared enough
for some sunset colours.


Friday, January 27, 2023 4:25 p.m.

Sit 1408  :   Brush Pile W  :   Cloudy 

-3° (-10°)    S 24-33 kph       8% humidity 


Wind in trees,

Clumps of snow falling

   from trees onto tarp,


Extras:

3:30 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Quiet,


7:41 a.m. Sunrise -

Cardinal,

Grey Squirrel,

Junco,

Chickadee,


Blooming Shrubs at RBG Arboretum

'Bernstein's Gold' Witch Hazel, 

'Jelena’ Witch Hazel,

‘Rochester’ Witch Hazel,

‘Westerstede’ Witch Hazel,

‘Winter Dawn’ Witch Hazel,

‘Wisley Supreme’ Witch Hazel,


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Carolina Wrens in Barn at Home,

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Seen or heard from Kitchen -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Junco,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Robin,

Downy Woodpecker,

Hairy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Grey  Squirrel.





Photo Site #7 -
Close-up of East Willow