birds

Bird o’ the Day (warbler? redstart?)

Yesterday’s Phenology: In the upper 50s at the beginning of the day, and probably didn’t crack the 70s. A few little passing thundershowers, but the day was mostly just cool and breezy and cloudy. Lot’s o’ wee bunnies hoppin’ about, enjoying the north-shore weather.

Song of the Day: Malcolm Dalglish, Gray Larson, Banish Misfortune


springtime and blackbird

Yesterday’s Phenology: A bit warmer today, and maybe a bit sunnier? Was this the second longest day of the year? 15 hours and 37 minutes of daylight, according to the US Navy Observatory. Very nice. Much appreciated, after those long cold winter nights. But, of course, we’ve turned the corner now…

Song of the day: War, Slippin’ Into Darkness


monday morning black-bird

Yesterday’s Phenology: A tad on the breeeeezy side, but let’s not quibble. Lots of clouds, and temps in the 70s, after a night with occasional rain. Almost perfect out there today, except for those biking into the wind.

Song of the day: Paul Simon, I Know what I Know


early morning blackbird

Yesterday’s Phenology: More sun, more warm. Late afternoon clouds. Lots of little branches littering the ground because of the storms and the wind. No rain tonight, though.

Song of the day: Sonny Rollins Trio, Weaver of Dreams


off they go…

Yesterday’s Phenology: a warmish morning, followed by gathering clouds in the afternoon, followed by thunderstorm, followed by cool damp evening. Nice! My phenology reports are seriously hampered by being locked in the office all day. (okay, I’m not actually locked in all day.) However I did note little tiny baby raspberries on the raspberry bushes today.

Song of the day: Los Lobos, When the Circus comes to Town


ms. redwing blackbird

Yesterday’s Phenology: Sunny, clear, very warm, perhaps even hot out in the sun. Not so bad in the shade. A perfect evening to sit outside at the Sea Salt restaurant, enjoying a nice dinner and a delicious beer.

Song of the day: Miles Davis, Summer Night


red-winged black bird

Yesterday’s Phenology: Summer. Upper 70s and sunny. May was cooler than average – the first month that was cooler than average after a string of 18 warmer than average months. I expect we will be starting another string of warmer than average months in the very near future.

Song of the day: Jerry Lee Lewis, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On