January 3, 2014 : Cold!

Conditions
– Bright sunshine, blue sky, sparkling white snow and cold.

Ground Conditions
– about 5 inches of snow

Temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)
– 16 at noon (my observations)
– minus 5 and 14 (official from TV)
– minus 5º F = -20.556º C (conversion by metric-conversions.org)

Birds
– juncos
– smalls
– goldfinch
– black-capped chickadee
– wren – on suet feeder
– hairy woodpecker(s)
– cardinal – female, male
– dove

Other Animals
– squirrel

Happy New Year!

Conditions
– Sunny in the morning then cloudy

Temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)

– 41 about 1:45 pm, about 42 later (my observations)
– 41 and 22 (official from Weather Underground)

Observations

– didn’t do much observing

Birds
– woodpecker – hairy woodpecker (I’m still not absolutely sure they are not downy woodpeckers but I’m all but certain)
– juncos
– goldfinches – more than one today
– smalls
– cardinal male

Other Animals
– dog – a loose dog in the yard – same one as the other day

2013/01/09 – Wednesday – Day 009

Weather:
a rain shower in the morning
sunny the rest of the day I think, but I think there were some high thin clouds

Conditions:
The snow continues to melt
Most of the snow has now melted and most of the ground is bare
There is some standing water

Temperatures (Official): (Fahrenheit, from TV or Weather Underground)
46 and 31

Temperatures Observed: (Fahrenheit, my observations, mercury thermometer)
45 in mid or late afternoon

Precipitation:
1 or 2 tenths probably

Birds:

  • cardinal – male
  • smalls – a bunch of them

Other Animals:

Photos:
some of the yard to show how the snow has melted and how much is left

December 22, 2012

Temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)

- (my observations) almost 34 at about 2 pm

- (official from TV) 30 and 24

Precipitation (Rain / Snow)

- none

Conditions

- cold, sunny with mostly clear skies in the afternoon

- some of the snow melted, but still some on the ground

Birds

- cardinal – male, at the feeder at dusk

Other Animals

- rabbit – in the early am hours of the morning (last night)

March 19, 2012

Low: 60.8 (7:53 am)   High: 81.8 (3:39 pm)   Precipitation: None

Humidity: 64% at 12:15 pm, 52% at 4:30 pm (80 F), upper 40s in the evening around 7 and 8 pm with the temp around 77 F

The last day of winter, but it feels like summer. Mostly cloudy with some blue sky and quite a bit of sun, then becoming mostly clear and sunny later in the afternoon. Everything seems to be growing – getting buds, leafing out, coming up. There is a noticeable difference everyday when I look out into the yard.

I refilled the Upside Down Thistle Feeder, which was empty.

Butterflies

  • Cabbage Whites

Birds:

  • Cardinal – male, female
  • Robins
  • Smalls
  • Juncos
  • Black-capped Chickadee

Insects

  • Bumble Bee
  • Wasp

Mammals:

  • Groundhog
  • Squirrel