Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Day 129 - 19th June 2018 - Goldfinch, Sheep Laurel and Common Yellowthroat

The rain arrived some time during the night - after 2am (I was up roaming at that time), hopefully we get more than just a shower. Yesterday was about 3 drops - not much good for anything.  Larry's rain barrels will get filled if we are lucky. It's suppose to clear later today, I'm off so will take the opportunity to get lots done around the house this morning. Hopefully later I'll get out for a roam in the hood. Yesterday was a good day at work, had the last (I think) of our school groups through - the primary classes are so cute and attentive. Willing to listen and excited about what they see.



Male Goldfinch - so bright you could never miss them


















Sheep Laurel












The Common Yellowthroat likes to lurk between the branches but sings loudly.




Enjoy your day!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Day 128 - 18th June 2018 - Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat and Scotch Broom

Another beautiful day, with a nice breeze on Dock Street. Rain for today - much needed and will be greatly appreciated. Already misty out there but maybe it will hang on a bit until I get my walk in to meet Nancy.  It's been a noisy morning out there, the Crows/Raven were in a right upset, ducks quacking, Song Sparrows and a Redstart singing in the yard. But it's all the noises I love to hear this time of year. We've been eating lobster all weekend - I know it's hard to understand, I won 10 lbs so Larry picked them up Saturday morning and it's been lobster sandwich for lunch and lovely cold lobster for supper. Guess the end of it will be tonight. It's been good! Make a trip to the Industrial Park yesterday morning before work - a few birds around. It would be nice if they could take a portion of that area and turn it into something like Miner's Marsh. Great spot for walking and enjoying wildlife.

Yellow Warbler


















Common Yellowthroat















Scotch broom and Cat Tails




Enjoy your day!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Day 127 - 17th June 2018 - Yellow Warbler, American Redstart and Goldfinch

Going to be a long day, I'm up at 3:45 am. All I can hear are the night noises - insects humming, coyotes in the distance yelping.  Suppose to be another hot one and another day at work.  I suffered all day yesterday with a ranging headache, not sure what that was all about, maybe a shift in the atmospheric pressure. It's been a long time for one that bad, hoping today is not a repeat. We did make a little time at the Industrial Park before  I headed off for work. Lots of birds down in the bushes and trees but not many that wanted to come up close to me. They were just starting to move in some when we got ready to leave. Still a good outing. Lots of American Redstarts, Goldfinches, Yellow Warblers, Song Sparrows, a Common Yellowthroat. I did spy the Catbird in the yard yesterday morning so I know they are still around and a female Redstart last night.


Yellow Warbler getting breakfast

American Redstart - looks like he's waving but maybe just scratching his head.

He was a curious fellow

Goldfinch





Enjoy your day!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Day 126 - 16th June 2018 - Iris, American Redstart and Azalea

Looks like a sunny day on the horizon. Birds are all singing and chirping out there. The forecast is promising +25 inland, +18 along the coast.... and I'm working. Oh well, it's my turn so I'll suck it up and hope for a fine weekend next week. The fog rolled in a few minutes ago, but it won't take long to lift and disappear again. Sometime yesterday my sciatica decided to flare up - it's going to be a painful weekend. Been a long time since I've had issues with it and hopefully, some stretching and walking will set it right again. No time for this! On an up note - I won 10 lbs of lobster through tickets sold for the Lobster Festival so guess what we are having for supper. Larry's going to pick them up after he drops me off to work this morning and hopefully have them all cooked for supper when I get done work. Now that's something to look forward too. Think we'll head off a bit early this morning and hit the Industrial Park for birds before I go to work. Maybe that Flycatcher will be in a friendly mood today.



Yellow Iris
















American Redstart (immature male or female)












One of Lois' beautiful Azaleas.




Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Day 125 - 15th June 2018 - Twin Flowers, Robin and Roses

Overcast and cool this morning. The forecast says it's going to clear. The rain was welcomed - hopefully it will do some good but some more would be greatly appreciated. It has started to clear while I was waiting for my pics to load and of course the wind has picked up - nothing new there. Working today - big school group for this morning's entertainment. Perhaps it will dry off quickly and we can set some 18th c toys out in the yard for them. They are always a big hit after they've looked around the museum. Yesterday was a good day, visitors are arriving daily now. I got the paperwork caught up - that's usually my thing.

The tiny Twin Flowers
 A Robin hides in the shadows


One of my rose bushes are starting to bloom - think it's an Explorer rambler.


Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Day 124 - 14th June 2018 - Turtle, Water Lily and Ferns

Thursday morning and it's been raining all night (I hope), suppose to be a few showers today, should clear later. We really need a couple of good days of rain, but will take what we get, this may at least dampen things a bit, fill our rain barrels for the garden and no doubt make the grass grow. Well it's back to work for another five days. School group this morning I think. Wednesday was another great day off.  Did my buzz around the kitchen first thing - casserole for supper for Thursday and Friday night ( I hate coming home at 6pm and cooking), a roam in the hood and then off for Thelma and Louise lunch.




Sunbathing - love the way his leg is stuck out.














Water lilies are blooming

Ferns are all out. I notice on my walk 3-4 different kinds, but these are one of my favourite.









Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Day 123 - 13th June 2018 - American Redstart, Iris and Hummingbird Moth

Feel like I might have caught up on my sleep - not up until 5:30. Cloudy and windy(again) this morning. Suppose to be sunny. Rain on the way for this evening. Hopefully we get a lot and not just showers. Got to get some things done this morning as it's Thelma and Louise day! Rah! With me back to work, don't get to go as often so we grab a day here and there when we can. Think I'll throw together a casserole for Thursday and Friday night suppers. Had a lovely Tuesday, sun shone and enough wind to keep the flies away. I buzzed around the house early getting housework done, some cooking - muffins for Larry and a few more lunches for the freezer. Nice walk in the hood, a little time on the deck enjoying the sun. Cathy stopped for coffee and a catch up and later in the afternoon I had tea with Lois on her deck.  I did find a few birds in the hood - was kind of surprised since I was late going and it was really windy. A nice well rounded day.

American Redstart I'm thinking an immature male rather than a female.

And then he did that! Cheeky bird!















Yellow Iris from my garden

Might be a Hummingbird Moth.





Enjoy your day!