Friday, July 15, 2011

Mid July

Well, here we are, the middle of July…

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the water is receding again now, for what, the 3rd time???   A report in the newspaper the other day said that water levels, for this time of the year are the highest since 1920 – in other words, water levels haven’t been this high, in mid-July for over 90 years!!  Just confirms what an unusual situation we are in.  This morning, there was even a mist out there on the little bit of water you can see…more reminiscent of fall than mid summer.  I guess one thing we should be grateful for though is the continuing cool weather because anytime the sun does peek out and the temperature rises, the mosquitoes respond accordingly!!!

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Baby birds continue to show up…there seems to be a whole new batch of baby Spotted Towhee – I had 6 or 7 around my place this morning.

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some more baby Dark Eyed Junco as well.  I’m seeing a few more Hummingbirds again, mainly youngsters, other species showing up with their families are the Black Headed Grosbeaks, Steller’s Jay and now a few Evening Grosbeaks..

A lot of American Goldfinch around as well, they are probably nesting now as they are have one of the latest nesting times…

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