Nature Journal | February 2021

February: Photo gallery link

Beaver Willows


02-02-2021

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  • Weather- scattered showers
  • Temperature- 48 /42
  • Precipitation- 0.5 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Hooded Merganser

02-04-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 47 /40
  • Precipitation- 0.17 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird Species:
  • Anna’s Hummingbird- female, male
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Canada Goose
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hooded Merganser
  • House Finch
  • Song Sparrow
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Townsend’s Warbler
  • Varied Thrush
  • Fungi/Mushrooms:
  • Jelly
  • Polypore
  • Mammal Species:
  • Douglas Squirrel
  • Around the yard-
  • Ed installed new Wood Duck house!
  • High, colorful clouds at sunset through network of bare-branch silhouettes.

02-08-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 46 /36
  • Precipitation- 0 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Bewick’s Wren
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Hooded Merganser- male and female
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Clouds
  • Jelly Fungi
  • Scrub Reed
  • Squirrel Drey

02-12-2021

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  • Weather- rain/snow
  • Temperature- 27 /24
  • Precipitation- 0 in
  • Observations- Enough of a dusting to leave traces of snow on the ground, and on tree branches. Very magical and peaceful scenes today.
  • Bird species:
  • Anna’s Hummingbird- male
  • Canada Goose- pairs
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Gadwall- female, male
  • House Finch- female, male
  • Song Sparrow
  • Varied Thrush
  • Mammal species:
  • Townsend’s Chipmunk

02-13-2021

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  • Weather- snow
  • Temperature- 30 / 25
  • Precipitation- 0.93 in More depth to snow, today. Pond had thin layer of ice. There was a lot of activity at the feeding stations.
  • Observations- More depth to snow, today. Pond had thin layer of ice. There was a lot of activity at the feeding stations.
  • Bird Species:
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • House Finch- female, male
  • Purple Finch- female, male
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Varied Thrush
  • Vegetation:
  • Fungi
  • Pussy Willows
  • Mammal Species:
  • Rascal in the snow!
  • Townsend’s Chipmunk

02-14-2021

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  • Weather- rain/snow
  • Temperature- 32 /28
  • Precipitation- 0.08 in
  • Observations- The visible snow on ground. Cold weather lasting through several days preserves the charm of the snow.
  • Bird species:
  • Anna’s Hummingbird- male
  • Canada Goose
  • Cinnamon Teal- female, male
  • Great Egret
  • Mallard
  • Mammal species:
  • Douglas Squirrel
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel

02-15-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 48 / 30
  • Precipitation- 0.53 in-
  • Observations- Snow beginning to melt. This was our first sighting of European Starling in our yard. We think that Tom and Norm may have been unable to fill their feeders due to illness with COVID-19. They have historically had Starlings at their feeding stations.
  • Bird species:
  • Canada Goose
  • European Starling
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Hooded Merganser- female, male
  • Mallard

02-28-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 57 /44
  • Precipitation- 0 in
  • Observations- We are very hopeful that the Wood Duck pair will return to nest in the Wood Duck house that Ed built .
  • Bird species:
  • American Robin
  • Canada Goose
  • Downy Woodpecker- male
  • Mallard
  • Wood Duck- female, male


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