Daily Observations

Hooded Merganser

A full day of scattered clouds to mostly sunny skies was a welcome respite from recent damp gray weather. I went back to Swan Lake to see if the mergansers were still there, but otherwise spent most of my time around the house.

Weather: It was partly cloudy for most of the day. Winds were out of the Southwest.

Birds: I heard a flicker calling this morning.

A Steller’s Jay flew by the house this afternoon.

I only saw the Hooded Merganser that I believe is a juvenile at the lake today. I did not see the Green-wing Teal.

The neighbor’s cat caught/killed a thrush today. I’m not sure if it’s a Hermit or Swainson’s Thrush. I’m leaning toward Swainson’s, however.

The juncos have started showing up back in the neighborhood again.

Other Notes: There were at least three dragonflies at Swan Lake. I think they were paddle darners. I’m pretty sure that one of them was.

There was a Sitka Rose blooming along the edge of the lake.

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