Posts tagged “bird

red-winged blackbird – morning call

Yesterday’s Phenology: A sudden moment of nice weather. Cloudy all day, and the temperature peaked I think in the upper 60s. Delightful. Noticed a couple of large sized birds flying together above the river early this morning. No idea what they were. Eagles? Possible, but too far away to say.

Song of the day: Tom Waits, Blue Valentines


Kingfisher, keeping an eye on things

Yesterday’s Phenology: Warmish and Humidish. Noticed a parade of Canadian Geese marching out of our parking lot at work and up the hill to the pond. It was as if a tour bus had pulled up and let them out. They rather seemed like they were going to work.

Song of the day: Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing


blackbird on guard

Yesterday’s Phenology: Warmish, but mostly cloudy, which kept it from being hotish, I suppose. Saw the usual birds, and a few interesting bugs that I couldn’t identify, other than to say, coleoptra, probably. One of them may have been a youthful Japanese beetle. I bet.

Song of the day: The Mamas & The Papas, Monday Monday


just wading around

Yesterday’s Phenology: Sunny Summer Day. There were any number of clouds up there, but they avoided the sun, mostly, as much as they could. Can’t blame them. The sun is pretty darn warm. There was a bit of a northwesterly wind on my bike ride, which made the ride home a bit easier, and the wind picked up a bit later, as we visited the dog park in Hastings. Herons and egrets flying about. Not an awful day. Just a bit warm.

Song of the day: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, with Betty Roche, Take the “A” Train


kingfishing

Yesterday’s Phenology: A much nicer day, cooler, 80s, and much less humid. Geese and egrets enjoying the pond in Maplewood.

Song of the day: Eric Burdon and The Animals, San Franciscan Nights


blue heron

Yesterday’s Phenology: Well, not much to say. Thought we might get a thunderstorm in the morning, but no, I don’t think we did. We did get a lot of sun and a lot of hot. 91? No thanks.

Song of the day: John Mellencamp, Pink Houses


Eaglet

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another Sunny and overly-warm day. Just for the record, June was 2.4 degrees warmer than average. However, yesterday, nice morning for a dog walk, in the shade of the tall river trees. Got up to 81 during the afternoon. Not so bad, I guess.

Song of the day: the Grateful Dead, U.S. Blues