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We are back to winter clothes. It is sunny, but the wind is sooo cold.
Which makes it a good day to spend behind the window, on the computer:)
Which remind me that at the 14th of May, it was that i finally had a Purple Finch at the feeder. My records are.... disturbing. Or when you don't want to believe in global warming, quite uplifting:
2001 - May 13
2002 - May 7
2005 - April 23
2006 - April 15
2007 - May 2
2008 - May 8
2009 - May 14
As i add 2001, i see we haven't go anywhere. Maybe all is good and this beautiful little red bird arrives right on time.
A new discovery for me:
The Golden-crowned Sparrow
And she might just live right here behind the house.
Yesterday Mary noticed her call, and today there she is, showing herself!
About birdsong, when i am with Mary, i am pretty pleased with myself, recognizing the birds by sound. Today without her.....
Kip's puddle is just wonderful! Lots of the waterbirds are there this year, a 2 minute walk from my house.
Where as moose skull lake and teapot pond, are kind of deserted this spring. This morning at moose skull, there were maybe 3 birds on the lake, even the gulls had left.
At teapot pond, which i didn't yet go around totally, it's a group of ponds actually.
Not much better; I did hear the frogs! 3 ducks flew off, and i did spot a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes
Aren't they beautiful?
On my Yukon Wildflower blog, i posted some flowers today, but here is the Northern Jasmine, she's tiny, her petals...hmmmm i have to go out there and measure.
here in the big book of Yukon flora, it doesn't even talk about petals, but lobes are 0.5 to 1mm long. Is that 1/32 of an inch? OK she is small :) a candle for the fairies. (Added the next day) Cody got all his mm mixed up, why did i believe him?
Because he wrote a scientific book? Anyway it is 5mm to 10mm which is mr. Cody o.5cm to 1cm. Which is more like 1/4 of an inch. Right? Anyway, the once up the hill are 3mm. 1/8 inch.(flowers blooming later will be bigger)