Monday, July 20, 2015

Day 201 - 20th July 2015 - Hermit Thrush, Magnolia Warbler, and Sunflower

Monday morning, rain is coming down gently again. Good for the garden and the forest. Fire index has been high lately. Might clear off before lunch. Should make my peas fill out in the pods. I keep watching them and thinking soon. Nothing like veggies fresh from the garden. We've already had beet greens and swiss chard several times. Beans are in bloom,  Carrots have nice tops, might soon be able to squeeze a few of those out. Sounds like it will soon be hodge podge time. Off to work - promises to be a busy week, I've got researchers scheduled almost every day, not to mention the ones who will just "drop in".
A mostly wet Sunday, but good for catching up on some inside work. It was cooking for the lunch box day anyway. Since it wasn't quite as hot as it has been, the oven was on most of the day I'm sure - ham for supper and potato scallop. The rain stopped about mid afternoon so I headed for a quick jaunt in search of birds. Well the young birds are driving me nuts. Just when I think I know something, it turns out to be something else. No one looks like their parents.
After much debate back and forth, several birders are leaning towards Cape May for this one. Probably an after hatch year female (from last years nest).
 Looks like a juvenile Hermit Thrush - there were several of them flitting around.
 An unhappy Palm Warbler.
 Wish the Magnolia Warblers would co-operate a little more.
One of our Sunflowers is beginning to flower - compliments of the feeder birds.

Enjoy your day!

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