Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring begins


Spring begins (in the Northern Hemisphere) tonight. The equinox comes at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday morning EDT, 10:14 p.m. Monday evening PDT, when the Sun crosses the equator on its way north. The Sun rises and sets almost due east and west, and day and night are about equally long. In the Southern Hemisphere, autumn begins.


Mary Eyster reported RUSTY BLACKBIRD at the Lower Pool back gate, but it flew back towards the center this morning. Lots of woodpeckers reported , in and around the Three Arches region, 4 species-- Hairy, Red-Bellied, Downy and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.


From Stanley Greenberg

A short visit, mostly sitting and watching from a few spots.

From the Binnen Bridge:

Winter Wren
Pine Warbler

From the Lullwater Observation Deck:

Golden Crowned Kinglet
DC Cormorant
Red Winged Blackbirds
Song Sparrow

At the feeders:

Downy Woodpeckers
Hairy Woodpecker
Dark eyed Junco

From Peter

Late this afternoon, the feeders came down. Its over for the season, bugs abound...see ya in November birds ! ( you too squirrels...)