Day 023 – January 23, 2013 – Wednesday

Weather
A very cold morning again. Cold and cloudy with steady light snow starting a little after 3 pm and continuing until after dark and then becoming lighter and probably ending around midnight. It was a very light, dry, fluffy snow – the kind that is so beautiful to watch come floating down.

Conditions
There was a little snow on the ground to start with but there was more grass than snow showing. The inch we got today was enough to cover the ground.

Temperatures (Official) (Fahrenheit, from TV or Weather Underground)
20 and 8

Temperatures Observed (Fahrenheit, my observations, mercury thermometer)
25 in early afternoon I think
22 at 6 pm

Precipitation
probably about 1 inch

Birds
cardinal – 2 males and 2 females, VERY unusual!!!, years ago there were 5 or 6 pairs around one winter, but I don’t remember seeing more than one pair (and their children) since then (although it may have happened).
juncos – 2

Other Animals
squirrel
mouse – outside, caught in the trap with stale cheese as bait
rabbits – several, after dark tonight

Photos
Of the cardinals and juncos (Sony, while it was snowing)

Here are some of the female Cardinal:

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Female Cardinal Photo

Female Cardinal Photo

Day 021 – January 21, 2013 – Monday

Weather
It was very cold with snow showers, heavy at times, from late morning until mid-afternoon, that left a dusting of snow on the ground. There were some brief peeks of sun, between and during snow showers, and then becoming sunny with a few clouds in the late afternoon. It was also breezy/windy.

Temperatures (Official) (Fahrenheit, from Weather Underground)
23 and 9 (official from Weather Underground)
the high was in the early am hours last night and the low was in the hour or so before midnight tonight

Temperatures Observed (Fahrenheit, my observations, mercury thermometer)
25 about 1:15 pm, 14 about 11:50 pm

Birds
cardinal – male
dove(s) – 1 or 2

Other Animals
squirrel
mouse – a very small one, near the base of the bird feeder, it was unusually small and looked like it didn’t have much hair, but I don’t know what else it would have been

Photos
snow in the yard (Canon)