Observations and occasional comments about San Diego county weather - nature - and the world around us.
By: WatchinTheSky , 4:44 PM GMT on January 07, 2014
Feb 16 Sunday
Day three of the big Count. Here is one of the more infrequent visitors to the backyard!
He makes up for it in size ;) Based on the roof tile size, I put him at 3.5-4 feet tall. Guess that puts the 'Great' in Great Blue Heron!
Just after sunset and the moon was rising, thought I would try to get a photo. Then I noticed one after the other, a few minutes a part, formations of birds flying south. I missed the best shot, a much larger V
Almost got skunked by the latest storm (.04"), maybe Thursday will be better.
A couple cool photos from Mrs WTS as she chaperoned Yeti in Fairbanks -
Some freezing fog rolled in overnight -
One cool ride!
Jan 31 - Can't be long now and the twins will be off on their own. Maybe one will take over the rose bush.
Jan 29 -
Looks like Monique's website is over capacity due to Phoebe's chicks again and the photos I linked from her site are not showing up :( Guess I should have copied them to Photobucket and linked there.
She's back online - AND the chicks are Fledged!
Here is a Link to a video of them feeding in their new temporary home.
They seem to enjoy grooming each other!
Mrs WTS had a good chance to see Northern Lights last night during her trip to Fairbanks BUT it was cloudy! The Aurora activity was rated 'Active' last night, up from 'Low' the night before. This according to the Geophysical Institute at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Current forecast track -
Phoebe's chicks are about to fly the coup, I think!
They are sitting up on the edge of their knit nest and testing out their little wings.
Here's a link to a YouTube video of them feeding and sitting on the edge and if you watch long enough, one of them hops back down in the nest to cozy!
I almost changed the topic because it seemed there were no new updates from Monique - but I was just not checking the right links.
Chicks are really getting big - a couple photos and a link to a feeding video.
Jan 22nd they are in a new 'home'
A photo for size reminder :)
Here is the link to the twins feeding!
Thanks to Monique at http://mfrartwork.com for maintaining photo records on her site.
Having a bit of weather envy, most of the country has a lot going on - the big vortex, freeze, snow, ice. Sooner or later something will drift this way.
Hope you're doing ok, Karen, thoughts are with you.
Too much doing at work, hard to get a new blog theme going yet, but time to let kitties rest :) A bit of randomness, as sp might say..
Phoebe's chicks are really getting big, crowding the nest!
Feeding time -
It's chilly, Phoebe is covering em up -
These are, of course, captures off of phoebeallens.com - 9 day old chicks - Go Phoebe!
Hummer cam current view -
For those of us whose desk is, let's say, not super tidy and not jumping on National Clean Off Your Desk Day (second Monday of January, this year it works out to be Jan 13th) to do something about it - a fledgling attempt to get a new 'day' going is trying to help our self image. IDTBM or International Day To Bite Me is January 13, promoted by a blogger in Germany a few years back. I was reminded by bug's fun new blog ;)
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