May 01, 2016 – Hummingbirds Have Arrived!

Day 122 – May 01, 2016 – Sunday

• I don’t know about the morning but the afternoon was beautiful with blue sky and plenty of puffy white clouds. And it was warmer with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. The sun was very bright and hot. It would have been even nicer if the humidity had been lower. There were a couple of light sprinkles in the evening and then as it got dark the thunder and lightning started and then we got some rain too.

Temperature – from my weather station, in degrees Fahrenheit (F) and/or Celsius (C)
• High: 78.8 F (3:19 pm)
• Low : 57.3 F (12:08 am)

Temperature – official from TV or Weather Underground, in degrees Fahrenheit
• High:
• Low :

• 0.25 inch of rain or maybe a little bit less

• a bit muggy

Ground Conditions
• wet

Gardening and Yard Work
• cleaned up the pile of sticks in the butterfly garden
• dug out 2 or 3 honeysuckle on the hill, and a vine I think, and broke starts off more honeysuckle with the shovel
• planted a clump of xxx on the hill, that M. dug up in the front porch garden

• starting to get some afternoon shade on the hill where the cherry trees were and down to around the butterfly garden

• unidentified – several different kinds, one was medium sized with rapid erratic flight, one was larger and dark blue or black, and there were several others
• cabbage white

• black-capped chickadee
• cardinal – male
• smalls
• goldfinches
• robins
• unidentified – black, maybe european starlings but not sure
• grackle
• hummingbird(s) – female, at the feeder about 7:30 pm, 1st one I’ve seen this year, several sightings
• white-breasted nuthatch
• geese – 2 flew over

Other Animals
• squirrel
• rabbits

January 14, 2014 – Sun, Clouds, And a Trace of Rain

Bright sun and blue skies this morning, then becoming cloudy in the afternoon. A little bit of rain this evening.

Ground Conditions
• very soggy and wet

Temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)
• 40 about 10:45 or so (my observations, mercury thermometer)
• 46 and 27 (official from TV)

• just a trace of rain (not enough to measure)

Gardening and Yard Work
• put out a new block of suet and propped up the one plant hook that was leaning over (pulled over by the wire I hang the suet on)

• the suet is gone – time to put more out

• goldfinch
• smalls
• dove
• geese – a flock flying
• cardinal – female, male

December 27, 2012

cold, cloudy, clearing in late afternoon but too late to get any real sun
snow melting some

Temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)
36 about 2 pm, 34 about 4:30 pm (my observations)
29 and 24 (official from Weather Underground)

Precipitation (Rain / Snow)


cardinal – male
geese – a flock flew over (photos) and another flock flew nearby

Other Animals


Photo of a Flock of  Geese

Flock of Geese