Sunday, March 26, 2017

Day 86 - 26th March 2017 - Evening Grosbeaks, Goldfinches and Mourning Dove

I can hear the Owls hooting across the road this morning near the other lake, stars are all out and no new snowfall. Yesterday's has melted off again, still a little left around the yard, perhaps that will go today. So now that I'm back on my feet, Larry has the flu/cold bug now. Hoping it's short lived with him as well. Did a quick trip for groceries then packed him off to bed with cold tablets. I figure sleep is the best thing. So long as Lexi doesn't catch it again. Guess today will be a slow and lazy day - I'll putter around maybe get a roam in the hood.
It was a day of yellow birds - Goldfinches
 and Evening Grosbeaks were plentiful around the yard.
 Sharing with a Blue Jay
Mourning Dove taking in some sun.








Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Day 85 - 25th March 2017 - Sunrise, Junco and Evening Grosbeaks

I must be getting back to normal - my terrible sleeping habits have returned and I'm out of bed before 5am! Oh well! Snow on the ground once again this morning - when will we see the end of it. Temperatures look a little warmer for next week, let's hope that's the turning point and we finally see the back of winter. The Crocuses and Tulips continuing to move upward - but don't appear to be very happy with the snow that fight their way through every morning. A couple of days I thought the Song Sparrows and Chickadees was trying to sing their spring songs, but it's only a half hearted attempt. So it's Saturday and I guess some grocery shopping and other fun (not) stuff is on the agenda today. Try to get caught up around the house this weekend so I can tackle the things I didn't get done this last week.
 The sun was brilliant coming through the trees Friday morning.
 One of the early morning visitors - Junco.
Three of the large flock of Evening Grosbeaks who tend the feeders.









Enjoy your day!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Day 84 - 24th March 2017 - Red Breasted Nuthatch, Ice and Fast Water

Beginning to feel human again - started to come around yesterday afternoon and am feeling much better this morning except for my sinuses and ears. That I can deal with. Yesterday was colder than January - blew hard all day until early evening. Stars are all out this morning, but once again it's cold, have to build  a fire again. It's Friday - Thelma and Louise day and Friday night club. Looking forward to getting out for a bit, you begin to feel a little shack wacky after laying on the sofa most of the week. The lake is making it's Woop, woop sounds again - hopefully it will be running free again soon.
Regulars at the feeders - Red Breasted Nuthatch
 The water looks cold
Running fast at Hodginson's bridge.








Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day 83 - 23rd March 2017 - White Breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper and Goldfinches

Another morning waking up to snow on the ground - ugh I'm really beginning to dislike winter! Oh there's not enough just a covering on everything...again! And it's cold and windy! According to the weather sites doesn't look like it's going to warm up much today, -8. Brr. At least Wednesday by lunch time it was quite warm outside, however I as shivering in the house so broke down and built a fire. Yesterday was spent mostly lazing and dozing. I'm seriously not impressed with this "bug" I've got. Absolutely no energy what so ever - this is not the way to get things done! Thank goodness I have  good sofa companion in Lexi, but on the other hand, trying hard not to give it to her too. I must be sick since I'm really finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning! Oh well enough complaining - hoping it runs it's course soon. For now I'll catch up on reading and sleep.
 White Breasted Nuthatch
 Bad photo - but if you look closely you'll see the Brown Creeper

Goldfinches









Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Day 82 - 22nd March 2017 - Evening Grosbeak, Red Tail Hawk and Red Breasted Nuthatch

Mostly good news with Lexi yesterday - her counts have come up a lot, she's doing better but will have to be on meds long term. Now to just get those sorted out. My cold seems to be hanging in my head - stuffed upped, sinuses hurt, ears etc. Guess I'll just weather it through. Plus note - turned out really nice on Tuesday - temperature was +9 when we were on our way back home. Saw a couple of Eagles, Turkey Vultures and a Hawk on our travels, needless to say Big B. was home and it's not always easy to get stopped on the highway with traffic behind you. I did manged to go to Trivia last evening, but was glad to get home, take a couple of cold tablets and get a good night's sleep. Need to get back to the photos that go with the database and sort them out. Maybe a little housework, but overall don't think I'm going to overdo myself.
 Evening Grosbeak checking for seeds in the Christmas Tree.
 I think it's a Red Tail Hawk - Crows were chasing it the other day.
Red Breasted Nuthatch







Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Day 81 - 21st March 2017 - Mourning Dove, Blue Jay and Chickadee

The snow that arrived on Sunday is disappearing quickly maybe today it will be all gone. I was quite surprised that by suppertime there were a few patches of green in the yard once again. The back deck is like a skating rink, not sure what the road is like so I would be careful on the compute to work this morning. The wind seemed to be drying the road off so it might not be too bad. Well .I'm feeling somewhat better than yesterday, although Lexi and I spent a good portion of the day reclining on the sofa - sleeping off an on, moving from chills to fever. My head feels like it's filled with cotton batten so assume it's a simple head cold and will work it's course. Might as well just suck it up and keep moving. Yarmouth this afternoon for Lexi's appointment - hoping things are better with her. Trivia tonight, I'll see if I'm up to that after supper.
 Mourning Dove, just hanging out on the fence.
When the Blue Jays arrive, there's not much room in a feeder for anyone else.













Chickadee checking out the Christmas tree.






Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day 80 - 20th March 2017 - Evening Grosbeaks, Mourning Dove and Downy Woodpecker.

It could be an April Fool's prank if it was April 1st instead of the 1st day of Spring. Lots of snow out there this morning. Well the Irish would call it Sheila's Brush or Sheila's Broom. That's a snow storm which arrives on the heels of St. Patrick's Day. Myth says it's Patrick's wife, mother or sister sweeping the old season away. Rumored to be the last big storm of the year. Seems we had more snow than rain.  Larry has emptied the woodshed out - it's all in the basement now, fingers crossed winter soon comes to an end. Seems we went through a lot. Sunday was a day for working around the house although I didn't out do myself as I wasn't feeling right up to snuff. Cold chills, headache, this morning my stomach is rather wobbly. I might just end up back in bed or on the sofa. Really not feeling very good. Hopefully it's not a "man cold".
The Christmas tree was full of Evening Grosbeaks yesterday before the storm started.















A few were sharing a feeder with a Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker - no idea why they are always so interested in the metal feeder post.







Enjoy your day!